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East Coast Earthquake Reveals Major Flaws in Planning for Nuclear Disaster
Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free
In Virginia, the quake shut down the North Anna reactor – a warning that our 'worst-case scenario' may not be bad enough.
Two Years After the Largest Toxic Spill in the Nation's History, Where's the Regulation on Deadly Coal Ash Dumps?
Posted on: Dec 22, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
EPA identified 431 containment units for coal slurry and has labeled 49 of them "high hazard"—meaning they pose a risk to human health and the environment.
The GOP's Coming Climate Witch Hunt
Posted on: Nov 9, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
Scientists are bracing for a new wave of attacks and investigations by the incoming House majority.
Congressman: BP "Openly Blackmailing the American Government"
Posted on: Sep 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online
BP now claims they can't possibly be able to compensate all the victims of the Deepwater Horizon spill without the government giving them more drilling permits.
How Much Will Obama's Nuclear Blind Spot Cost America?
Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones
Is the administration ignoring the potential financial fallout of its plans for a nuclear expansion?
Is Whole Foods Bad for the Planet?
Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: Mother Jones Online
CEO John Mackey is a climate change denier. Meanwhile, companies scorned by Whole Foods' main customer base have stepped up efforts to deal with climate change.
Is Obama's Latest Agriculture Nominee a Textbook Pesticide-Pusher?
Posted on: Nov 19, 2009, Source: Mother Jones
Obama recently tapped as chief agricultural negotiator for the office of the US Trade Representative a senior executive from one of the pesticide industry's main trade groups.
Coal Industry Behind Forged Letters to Congressman Asking Him to Vote Against Climate Bill?
Posted on: Aug 4, 2009, Source: Grist.org
A firm hired by a coal lobbying group is believed to be responsible for forged letters pretending to be from the NAACP and a local Latino group.
Major Green Groups Offer Plan to Obama
Posted on: Dec 1, 2008, Source: Grist.org
How should Obama act on the environment? A report by 29 major enviro groups gave Obama a list of actions and policies.
Obama Announces His New Energy Plan
Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: Grist.org
In a speech today, Obama spoke about more drilling in exchange for comprehensive energy legislation and his own plan to mandate more renewable energy.
McSexist: McCain's War on Women
Posted on: Jul 23, 2008, Source: In These Times
McCain is ignorant about pay equity, wants to overturn <i>Roe v. Wade</i> and likes to brag about his "sexual conquests" and visits to a strip club.
A Dirty Trucking Industry Is Trying to Clean Up Its Act
Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: In These Times
A diverse coalition is working to stop the exploitation of truck drivers by big corporations and help save the health of residents near ports.
Are Evangelical Voters Abandoning the Republican Establishment?
Posted on: Mar 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet
A new breed of evangelical may provide inroads for progressives in a voting bloc that's long seemed out of reach.
What Adults Should Know About Kids' Online Networking
Posted on: Jan 23, 2007, Source: WireTap
Think you've read everything about Myspace? Think again. Social network expert danah boyd breaks it down.
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