Pakistan has contracted with China to build two nuclear reactors ― except they’re untested. As if Karachi didn’t have enough problems. Already, it’s “far and away the world’s most dangerous megacity,” writes […]
Remembering my own atomic angst with The Day After The Day After
I feel like I lived Steven Church’s The Day After the Day After: My Atomic Angst, even if I didn’t grow up in Kansas. Church manages to capture the nuclear angst that overshadowed […]
Fukushima has become the sequel to "Groundhog Day"
It seems to be déjà vu with Tepco and Fukushima — like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day.”
Nuclear energy needs handouts, can't cut it in free market
Conservative proponents of nuclear energy need to acknowledge that it wouldn’t exist were it not for government hand-outs.
Impact of Fukushima continues to inch up to Chernobyl levels
Like Chernobyl, the economic effects of Fukushima will ricochet around the world.
Fukushima: where do aliens store their spent fuel rods?
As the Japanese nuclear crisis sheds light on nuclear safety, one issue, in particular, has been nudged into the spotlight.
The Weekly Carboholic: nuclear energy is not zero-carbon, but is low carbon
Nuclear isn’t carbon-free, but it is low carbon Global heating may cause ocean dead zones Livestock may help increase soil carbon New international study on green job creation Combined photovoltaic and solar […]
LIFE and Bikini Atoll: The Bomb as spectator sport
Part four in a series. The terrible specter of nuclear annihilation was now clear in the American mind, a condition that LIFE acknowledged and addressed. But in the months that followed V-J […]
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The World Future Energy Summit is taking place this week in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Conference topics include solar and wind power, clean transportation, carbon, waste-to-fuel conversion, biofuels, geothermal and other […]