Editor's Blog

Apr 16, 2014

UN Panel: Renewables, Not Nukes, Can Solve Climate Crisis

Apr 9, 2014

Fighting Our Fossil-Nuke Extinction

 

  The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster has brought critical new evidence that petro-pollution is destroying our global ecosystem.

The third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan confirms that radioactive reactor fallout is doing the same.

How the two mega-poisons interact remains largely unstudied, but the answers can't be good. And it's clearer than ever that we won't survive without ridding our planet of both.

Apr 5, 2014

Solartopia! Winning the Green Energy Revolution

 


High above the Bowling Green town dump, a green energy revolution is being won. It's being helped along by the legalization of marijuana and its bio­fueled cousin, industrial hemp.

But it's under extreme attack from the billionaire Koch Brothers, utilities like First Energy (FE), and a fossil/nuke industry that threatens our existence on this planet.

Apr 1, 2014

The Nuclear Omnicide

 

In the 35 years since the March 28, 1979, explosion and meltdown at Three Mile Island, fierce debate has raged over whether humans were killed there. In 1986 and 2011, Chernobyl and Fukushima joined the argument. Whenever these disasters happen, there are those who claim that the workers, residents and military personnel exposed to radiation will be just fine.

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Mar 23, 2014

Reflections on Fukushima from Nader to Chomsky & More...


The news from Japan three years after Fukushima began its eruptions is simple: it's anything but over.


Three molten radioactive cores are still missing, four explosions have wracked the infrastracture, 300 tons of radioactive water pour daily into the sea, the improvised tank farm leaks and is running out of space, tens of thousands of spent fuel rods are strewn around the site, the mafia permeates the work force, tens of thousands of refugees grow more desperate every day, radioactive cesium is about to arrive on the west coast ... and much much more.

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Mar 10, 2014

Fasting for Fukushima


By Harvey Wasserman, Jill Stein & David Swanson

 


Fasting can be a way of mourning, of cleansing, of meditation, of focus.

On Tuesday, 3/11, the third anniversary of the beginning of the disaster at Fukushima, we will abstain from food from dawn til dusk.

Our purpose is tied to the atomic disaster that continues to threaten life on earth.

Mar 6, 2014

The USS Reagan is Fukushima's "Unlucky Dragon"


Sixty years ago this week, a misfired hydrogen bomb test plastered with lethal radiation the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru-"Lucky Dragon"-and its 23-man crew. The March 1, 1954, test, code-named Castle Bravo, spewed a deadly ash cloud into wrongly predicted winds, contaminating a huge swath of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Feb 26, 2014

Documents Show the Navy Knew Fukushima Dangerously Contaminated the USS Reagan

 

A stunning new report indicates the U.S. Navy knew that sailors from the nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan took major radiation hits from the Fukushima atomic power plant after its meltdowns and explosions nearly three years ago.

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Feb 20, 2014

Obama's Nuke-Powered Drone Strike on America's Energy Future

 

So the "all the above" energy strategy now deems we dump another $6.5 billion in bogus loan guarantees down the atomic drain.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced finalization of hotly contested taxpayer handouts for the two Vogtle reactors being built in Georgia. Another $1.8 billion waits to be pulled out of your pocket and poured down the radioactive sink hole.

A nuke-powered drone strike on fiscal sanity.

Feb 9, 2014

American Sailors Sick from Fukushima File New Lawsuit



Citing a wide range of ailments from leukemia to blindness to birth defects, 79 American veterans of 2011's earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi ("Friendship") have filed a new $1 billion class action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power.

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