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Nick Goldberg: The nuclear threat the U.S. unleashed on the world 75 years ago is still terrifying 6.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The atomic bomb transformed the nature of war, raised the specter of Armageddon and launched an ever-escalating arms race with the Soviet Union. Yet somehow, we survived

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard rebuts U.S. claim that Marshall Islands nuclear waste site is safe 27.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Hawaii congresswoman, a critic of U.S. policy in the Marshall Islands, wants 'fresh eyes' on a leaking nuclear waste dump in the central Pacific.

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A Magazine Story Opened Eyes to Hiroshima’s Horror. White House Allies Plotted to Shut Them Again. 24.7.2020 Mother Jones
This article is adapted from The Beginning or the End: How Hollywood—and America—Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (published earlier this month by The New Press). As the world this summer marks the 75th anniversary of the US attack on two Japanese cities with a revolutionary new weapon, our opinions about those world-changing […]
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Decarbonizing industry is difficult but possible 10.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Decarbonizing industry is difficult but possible
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Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same: Convert the heat created by nuclear fission into electricity. There are several ways to do this, but in each case it involves a delicate balancing act between safety […]
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U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it 2.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.

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Cleanup to resume at troubled Santa Susana Field Laboratory site 22.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

After years of delay, the federal government will resume environmental cleanup at a former nuclear and rocket test site in the hills of Ventura County

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9 Canadian startups tackling the climate crisis 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With political short-termism aplenty, Canada’s climate leaders are private companies.
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Trump’s Energy Department Recommends Throwing Money at Uranium Mines 25.4.2020 Mother Jones
On Thursday morning, Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced “an array of policy options to restore America’s leadership in nuclear energy” by reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign uranium suppliers. Compiled by the Nuclear Fuel Working Group over the past nine months, the recommendations amount to a thinly veiled exercise in crony capitalism: streamlining the permitting […]
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The Smaller Is Better Movement in Nuclear Power 7.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Huge computer screens line a dark, windowless control room in Corvallis, Oregon, where engineers at the company NuScale Power hope to define the next wave of nuclear energy. Glowing icons fill the screens, representing the power […]
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Presidential primary: Where do the remaining Democrats stand on the environment? 23.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
A look at where the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination stand on climate change, the environment and public lands.
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How Can Jeff Bezos Spend $10 Billion Fighting Climate Change? We Have a Few Ideas. 21.2.2020 Mother Jones
On Monday, Amazon CEO and world’s richest human Jeff Bezos announced he was pledging nearly 8 percent of his net worth to fight climate change. This money, known as the Bezos Earth Fund, will be used to support “any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world,” Bezos wrote […]
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Canadian officials accidentally push nuke alert to millions 13.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
People throughout the Canadian province of Ontario awoke Sunday to a cellphone alert warning them of an “incident” at a nuclear plant just east of Toronto — only to later be told the message was a mistake.
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New U.S. law requires probe of Marshall Islands nuclear dump threatened by rising seas 30.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

Congress is demanding the Department of Energy investigate an aging, cracking U.S. nuclear waste dump in the Marshall Islands, the focus of a Los Angeles Times investigation this year.

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Terrorists could make a 'dirty bomb' from this common medical device; why regulators won't act 27.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

Regulators have disregarded warnings to stop licensing devices containing radioactive cesium. Hundreds are in use, and the risk has grown, an L.A. Times investigation has found.

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Environmental, nuclear worries force Prairie Island tribe to seek new lands 13.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Long-standing concerns about flooding and the nearby nuclear plant have led Prairie Island to seek property inland from the tribe’s ancestral Mississippi River home. It’s a journey that carries hope and pain.
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Two new analyses: significant benefits for Pennsylvania from historic move to limit carbon pollution 22.11.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-written by Mandy Warner) Two new analyses show significant opportunities for Pennsylvania under environmental protections that are compatible with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – commonly known as RGGI. RGGI is a collaboration of nine northeast states that is designed to lower carbon pollution from the power sector. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf […]
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Opinion: California's San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen 19.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Closing the San Onofre nuclear plant didn't end its threat since nuclear waste is stored at the facility, which sits on an erosion-prone bluff.

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In Monticello, a city at the center of the nuclear energy debate 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The central Minnesota plant’s license is set to expire in 2030 — and Xcel Energy wants to keep it operating until at least 2040, as part of the utility’s promise to pivot away from coal over the next few decades.
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.
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