Apr 12, 2015
Randy Hayes is a great green lifer.
Decades ago he founded the Rainforest Action Network, still one of the major players in the save-the-Earth infrastructure. Now he runs Foundation Earth.
Never one to comprise, Randy has gone beyond his fair share of assorted jail stints and come out more dedicated than ever.
"We need to double the world's forests," he told me last week over smoothies in the nation's capital. "It's a major part of solving the climate crisis."
Apr 2, 2015
Back in early 2010 Ohio stood at the cusp of a modern 21st century technological revolution.
It had won a new federal-funded rail line to finally re-join Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
Tesla electric sales networks were moving into the state, bringing full player status in the spread of the world's most advanced automobiles.
And we had adopted a forward-looking green energy package poised to bring billions of new investments along with thousands of new jobs.
Then the 19th century re-took control.
Mar 30, 2015
The lies that killed people at Three Mile Island 36 years ago on March 28, 1979 are still being told at Chernobyl, Fukushima, Diablo Canyon, Davis-Besse ... and at TMI itself.
As the first major reactor accident that was made known to the public is sadly commemorated, and as the global nuclear industry collapses, let's count just 36 tip-of-the iceberg ways the nuclear industry's radioactive legacy continues to fester:
Mar 16, 2015
Four years after the multiple explosions and melt-downs at Fukushima, it seems the scary stories have only just begun to surface.
Given that Japan's authoritarian regime of Shinzo Abe has cracked down on the information flow from Fukushima with a repressive state secrets act, we cannot know for certain what's happening at the site.
Mar 11, 2015
The catastrophe that began at Fukushima four years ago today is worse than ever.
But the good news can ultimately transcend the bad-if we make it so.
An angry grassroots movement has kept shut all 54 reactors that once operated in Japan. It's the largest on-going nuke closure in history. Big industrial windmills installed off the Fukushima coast are now thriving.
Five American nukes have shut since 3/11/11. The US reactor fleet has dropped under 100 for the first time in decades.
Feb 24, 2015
New revelations about earthquake dangers have shaken the future of California's Diablo Canyon nukes.
In a rare move, Washington DC's Federal U.S. Court of Appeals will hear a landmark challenge to their continued operation.
Feb 14, 2015
As the world's nuke reactors begin to crumble and fall, the danger of a major disaster is escalating at the decrepit Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, Ohio.
Now the plant's owners are asking the Ohio Public Utilities Commission to force the public to pay billions of dollars over the next 15 years to subsidize reactor operations.
Feb 5, 2015
Our Earth is being destroyed by fracking and nukes.
These two vampire technologies suck the energy out of our planet while permanently poisoning our air, water, food and livelihoods.
The human movements fighting them have been largely separate over the years.
Jan 20, 2015
Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss.
Its Public Utilities Commission may soon gouge the public for $3 billion(BILLION!) to subsidize two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and America's most dangerous nuke.
Approval would seal Ohio's death notice.
None of those coal/nuke burners can compete with the rising revolution in renewable energy. Throughout the world, similar outmoded facilities are shutting down.
Jan 13, 2015
The powerful global response to the terror attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo must now face a terrifying reality: It's a horrible thing when an organ of free speech is assaulted and journalists die.
It will be an apocalyptic thing when it happens to an atomic reactor and whole continents are irradiated, with children first to suffer, a death toll in the millions and eco-economic impacts beyond calculation.