It's not humanity alone that threatens life on earth. The bigger culprit is an economic and political system that relies on endless global appropriation of cheap food, energy, raw materials and labor.
On a global scale, in many important ways, this marks the highest-profile step yet toward the death of U.S. nuclear power and a national transition to a "solartopian," green-powered planet.
April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The Indian Point plant in New York sits astride two seismic faults, and if a nuclear disaster of a Fukushima magnitude were to strike there, it would necessitate the evacuation of at least 5.6 million people.
This PBS documentary can’t seem to make up its mind about whether nuclear power is a manageable risk or an untamable beast. It really shouldn’t be that confusing.
Scotland is well on its way to getting 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2022.
The Diablo Canyon Power Plant sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean between Los Angeles and San Francisco. More significantly, it is nestled in a thicket of fault lines, some only recently discovered.
The Western media blame the Kremlin for the current battles in Ukraine, but the West holds more blame for them than it may seem; Seattle's leading a "wage revolution" throughout the United States with its $15 minimum wage; meanwhile, a power plant in California is deemed "a Fukushima in waiting." These discoveries and more after the jump.