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  • Critical List: Finding a town to host nuclear waste; 3-D Amazon map

    Now that the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage plan has been scrapped, a nuclear commission needs to find a town that wants to host the repository. Transocean isn’t legally responsible for some of the pollution from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Scientists mapped the Amazon in 3-D. The plan for protecting New Orleans from hurricanes requires […]

  • Critical List: Bean sprouts likely E. coli culprit; Exxon’s in on natural gas

    There’s a high probability Europe's deadly E. coli did come from bean sprouts. We always knew they were gross. Nuclear Regulator Commission head Gregory Jaczko manipulated his colleagues into killing the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage compound, according to an inspector general report. Also, no one likes him. Lower winds are helping Arizona best that wildfire, […]

  • The earthquake kit: How to unpack for a disaster and survive the unexpected

    What’s in your earthquake survival kit? And what’s not?Photo: Global XThis essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. The first American responses to the triple calamity in Japan were deeply empathetic and then, as news of the Fukushima nuclear complex’s leaking radiation spread, a lot of people began […]

  • Expect a nuclear boost if Reid loses Senate seat

    A loss by Harry Reid in the Nevada Senate race could clear the way for Republicans to make nuclear a centerpiece of any renewable energy plan.

  • Obama’s nuclear generation gap

    During the energy portion of his first State of the Union address last week, President Obama called for “building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country.” That raises a question: Exactly what generation of nuclear power is Obama talking about — and what makes it an improvement over the generation […]

  • Will South Carolina become the nation’s new Yucca Mountain?

    The Savannah River. Photo courtesy Mountain Hermit via Flickr Earlier this year, President Obama canceled the federal government’s plans to store high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants and weapons facilities at the controversial Yucca Mountain site in Nevada — but now there are concerns that South Carolina could become the permanent dumping ground for […]

  • How Senate Dems should lure GOP to a climate bill

    The greenosphere is all abuzz with the news that a few Republican Senators, led by Lindsey Graham (S.C.), have signaled that they’re open to coming around on the climate bill if certain conditions are met. In classic form, Senate Dems have responded by rushing to signal they they are willing — eager, even! — to […]