Experience in northern Japan illustrates that even incremental investment in nuclear power threatens human civilization. The Fukushima disaster should once and for all drive global society away from nuclear power, and toward renewable energy.
11/28/2011 10:50 am
Russian jet crash Wednesday killed most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team and follows a string of tragic airline accidents in Russia.
09/07/2011 03:17 pm
Fukushima's radiation has hit deadly levels for the second day, according to Tepco, making efforts to bring the nuclear plant under control difficult. Japan’s retired skilled laborers say they are ready to relieve younger workers.
08/03/2011 11:18 am
Now that Germany is turning away from nuclear power, it is more reliant on renewable and traditional energy sources – both of which comes with problems of their own.
07/15/2011 05:26 pm
Electric cars have been getting more attention as power-saving becomes a the new buzzword in Japan.
07/13/2011 01:33 am
Much of the grounds at Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska are under two feet of water from the rising Missouri River. But the plant's critical systems sit six feet above the flood's expected crest.
06/27/2011 05:55 pm
As Japan's Tokyo Electric and Power Company tries to recycle the highly contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, people just outside the exclusion zone won't let children play outside and worry about food contamination.
06/27/2011 01:51 pm
This week Italy became the most recent country to sideline nuclear power in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis. Nuclear fears are prompting countries to attempt to decrease their reliance on nuclear power.
06/14/2011 03:28 pm
The Fukushima meltdown showed how some nuclear plants are vulnerable to cooling-system failures. That might be of interest to Al Qaeda, which considered attacking US nuclear facilities after 9/11, a new study says.
06/08/2011 12:47 am
Our expression of mathematical comparisons is often illogical, the Monitor's language columnist points out, and it's not too hard to get it right.
05/02/2011 01:43 pm