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Nukes Could Stop Asteroids—but Laws May Get in the Way 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Large space rocks don’t hit Earth often, but just one could cause mass destruction.
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Here’s Where the 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand on Climate 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  So far, 18 Democrats have announced bids to tussle with Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, with more expected to throw their caps in the ring. In such a crowded field, it’s hard to decipher where each candidate stands […]
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Removal of fuel at Fukushima’s melted nuclear reactor begins 15.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said workers started...

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Fukushima: Workers Start Removing Fuel From Reactor 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In 2011, a deadly earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan caused the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
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Nightmare on Capitol Square: New coal and nuclear bailout bill is a huge blow to Ohio’s clean energy economy 12.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Nightmare on Capitol Square: New coal and nuclear bailout bill is a huge blow to Ohio’s clean energy economy
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‘Midnight in Chernobyl’ reveals the nuclear disaster's untold story 12.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The explosion on April 26, 1986, at the V.I. Lenin, or Chernobyl, Atomic Energy Station in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic is thought to have “vaporized” one worker on the spot. Another 30, drenched in fatal doses of radiation, died gruesome, lingering deaths. As of 2005,...

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With Nuclear Subsidy, Pennsylvania Misses the Forest for the Trees: State Needs a Limit on Power Sector Carbon Pollution 3.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
With Nuclear Subsidy, Pennsylvania Misses the Forest for the Trees: State Needs a Limit on Power Sector Carbon Pollution
Idaho utility spurns coal, pledges 100 percent 'clean' energy by 2045 27.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Idaho Power plans to stop using coal power plants. The news comes as a U.S. energy agency says renewable sources produced a record amount of electricity in 2018.
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The decarbonization ideals underlying the Green New Deal are not unattainable 26.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Massive electrification will bring about a new American abundance.
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How prepared are Minnesota's nuclear plants for a flood? 25.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's two nuclear plants at Prairie Island and Monticello are both built along the Mississippi River, which is rising.
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Nebraska, Midwest Flooding Maps, Update 16.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
This historic flooding has prompted widespread evacuations throughout Nebraska.
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Nuclear Bailout Bill Dramatically Misses Mark, Ignores Need for Pennsylvania to Cut Carbon Pollution 11.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Nuclear Bailout Bill Dramatically Misses Mark, Ignores Need for Pennsylvania to Cut Carbon Pollution
Jay Inslee Calls for the Nuclear Option to Combat Climate Change 10.3.2019 Mother Jones
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democratic presidential candidate focused on climate change, argued Sunday that the Senate will have to abolish the filibuster in order to tackle the issue. “We’re not going to get anywhere as long as Mitch McConnell has the keys to the car,” he said during an interview at South by Southwest […]
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Can Minnesota talk about new nuclear power while there’s still a ban? 8.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Senate Republicans and Democrats are at odds over whether nuclear energy can be part of the conversation about Minnesota's energy future if the state keeps its ban on new nuclear power plants.
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Minnesota pledges 100 percent carbon-free energy. Is it possible? 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota already has a 25 percent renewable energy mandate, and close to half of the state's electricity comes from carbon-free sources: renewable energy, which mostly comes from wind but also solar and hydroelectricity; and non-renewable nuclear, which doesn't give off carbon.
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Thanks to This Advocacy Group, the Trump Administration Believes a Little Radiation Is Good for You 27.2.2019 Mother Jones
World War II, virtually every American business where radiation is present—hospital emergency rooms and cancer wards, uranium mines, nuclear power plants, and others—has operated under rules generally requiring that exposures be kept as low as possible. The rules are based on a widely-accepted scientific dicta that even small amounts of extra radiation can be harmful […]
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The Nuclear Option Is the Real Green Deal 26.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A coal plant produces about as much toxic waste in an hour as a nuclear plant produces in a year.
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A Swamp Story: Trump Encouraged a Foreign Official to Back a Donor’s Business Deal 22.2.2019 Mother Jones
Here’s a new scandal for Donald Trump: The president personally encouraged the Qatari government to finance a nuclear power plant project pursued by a top Trump donor. And shortly after Trump’s intervention, this big-money donor, Franklin Haney, a Memphis-based real estate developer who contributed $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee, hired Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime […]
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Top Trump Advisers Are Still Plotting a Dubious Nuclear Deal With the Saudis, Lawmakers Warn 20.2.2019 Mother Jones
Top advisers to President Donald Trump plotted to orchestrate a major US national security move—the transfer of sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia—and to potentially profit from the plan. That’s the takeaway from an interim staff report released on Tuesday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which announced a full-fledged investigation into the matter. The report, […]
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Congress Investigating Saudi Arabia Nuclear Deal 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The congressional memo raises questions about whether Trump is putting the financial interests of his allies ahead of national security.
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