Editor's Blog

Dec 30, 2015

Boomers Turn 70 & Green


On New Year's Day, the first baby boomers will turn 70.

From Jan. 1, 1946, through the end of 1964, 76 million babies were born in the U.S., more humans than lived in this country in 1900.

With a little help from LSD and our friends, we've won a cultural and technological revolution.

But our earthly survival depends on beating the lethal cancer of corporate domination-and the outcome is in doubt.

The GIs coming back from World War II kicked Rosie the Riveter out of the factories and into the suburbs.

Dec 4, 2015

Is Dr. James Hansen Actually Anti-Nuke?

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Nov 25, 2015

Nuke Power Makes ISIS an Apocalyptic Threat

 

As you read this, a terror attack has put atomic reactors in Ukraine at the brink of another Chernobyl-scale apocalypse.

Transmission lines have been blown up. Power to at least two major nuclear power stations has been "dangerously" cut. Without emergency backup, those nukes could lose coolant to their radioactive cores and spent fuel pools. They could then melt or explode, as at Fukushima.

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Oct 14, 2015

ANOTHER US NUKE BITES THE DUST


ecowatch.com/2015/10/14/nuclear-power-bites-dust/

The chain reactor operator Entergy has announced it will close the Pilgrim nuke south of Boston.

The shut-down will bring the U.S. reactor fleet to 98, though numerous other reactors are likely to face abandonment in the coming months.

But Entergy says it may not take Pilgrim down until June 1, 2019-nearly four years away.

Entergy is also poised to shut the FitzPatrick reactor in New York. It promises an announcement by the end of this month.

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Oct 4, 2015

Why Hillary & Bernie Must Address America's Dying Nuke Reactors

As the first Democrat presidential debate finally approaches (on Oct. 13), America's nuke power industry is in accelerated collapse.

The few remaining construction projects in the U.S. and Europe are engineering and economic disasters.

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders may address this in broad terms.

But as a nation we must now focus on the 99 dying U.S. reactors that threaten us all every day. In terms of our national survival, this is what Sanders and Clinton really must discuss.

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Aug 6, 2015

David Crosby Speaks at Diablo Canyon NRC Hearings

At very powerful hearings in San Luis Obispo, testimony was submitted by Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne & Graham Nash. David Crosby testified in person, and his testimony was cited in the San Luis Obispo Tribune:

 

Musician David Crosby among speakers at Diablo Canyon hearing


BY DAVID SNEED
dsneed@thetribunenews.comAugust 5, 2015

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Jun 7, 2015

"San Andreas" Blockbuster Has Huge Radioactive Omissions

 

Ok. So we don't expect much from these mega-blockbuster disaster films.

But maybe just a hint about reality could spice things up. At least maybe a passing acknowledgement that the actual San Andreas could turn the Diablo Canyon nukes into a seething heap of radioactive rubble and permanently irradiate all of California?

Is that too much to ask, even of Hollywood?

Apparently so.

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May 14, 2015

Did We Almost Lose New York?

 

For the third time in a decade, a major fire/explosion has ripped apart a transformer at the Indian Point reactor complex.

News reports have taken great care to emphasize that the accident happened in the "non nuclear" segment of the plant.

Ironically, the disaster spewed oil into the Hudson River, infecting it with a toxic sheen that carried downstream for miles. Entergy, the nuke's owner, denies there were PCBs in this transformer.

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May 4, 2015

Join Us: Malibu Library, this Saturday, 4/9: 11:30am

What if a huge tsunami -- like the one at Fukushima --
hit Diablo Canyon's Nuclear Reactors,
just 160 miles north of Malibu?

It could happen . . .
And we're downwind so the consequences would affect us all

Apr 12, 2015

Randy Hayes & the 9 Planetary Boundaries


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."