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Don Ramey Logan

Harvey and Irma threatened six reactors with catastrophic failure, and all of us with apocalyptic disaster. more

Sep 21, 2017 11:04 AM Dispatches 5 Comments

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US DOI

The specter of uranium mining exposes the true nature of the Trump Administration’s extractive agenda for public lands. more

Aug 25, 2017 12:20 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Jeanne Menjoulet

An unending stream of technical failures and soaring costs, as well as plummeting prices for gas, wind, and solar, and a drop in electricity demand, doomed the project. more

Aug 1, 2017 10:26 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Erik Drost

Asking you to subsidize nuclear energy is like asking you to bet your company on rotary dial phones and landline networks; to build more Edsels, Corvairs, and Pintos; to mass-produce buggy whips or to convert your business to brick-and-mortar. more

May 22, 2017 9:20 PM Dispatches

Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer. more

Mar 17, 2017 11:02 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

In the area of energy policy under the presidency of Donald Trump, two concerns loom above all others. more

Jan 13, 2017 10:28 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

Taking a look at the modern war for America’s energy. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:27 PM Magazine 1 Comments

The idea that atomic power is “clean” or “carbon free” or “emission free” is a very expensive misconception. more

Sep 21, 2016 2:35 PM Dispatches 46 Comments

Why the world needs to move away from nuclear energy. more

Mar 11, 2014 6:05 PM Dispatches

Last week I wrote a column in Madison's alternative weekly, Isthmus about a new kid in town. The piece has generated a ton of traffic and a lot of chatter locally, as I figured it would.Tim Slekar recently moved to Madison from Pennsylvania to ta... more

Sep 4, 2013 6:11 PM Op-Eds

Gov. Scott Walker's capitol police got way out of hand on Monday as they grabbed an observer, threw him on the ground, and jumped all over him.As you'll see in this video, courtesy of Jeremy Ryan, the protesters were singing "If I Had a Hammer" w... more

Aug 26, 2013 9:27 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Fukushima shows us how a nuclear disaster can continue forever.More than two years after the catastrophe, Japanese officialdom has raised the severity of the calamity from one to three (on a scale of seven). The threat elevation is due to massive... more

Aug 23, 2013 8:44 PM Op-Eds

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever.Immeasurably worse.Massive quantities of radioactive liquids are now flowing through the shattered reactor site into the Pacific Ocean. And their mak... more

Aug 8, 2013 8:22 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

An overheated world now threatens the ability of nuclear reactors to operate at all.Just as the sales pitch that atomic energy could help with global warming gets its biggest hype, the reactors themselves go very wrong.And as a "renaissance" turn... more

Aug 5, 2013 4:44 PM Dispatches

Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima in a disaster that is far from over. It's most profound threat to the global ecology -- a spent fuel fire -- is still very much with us.This week, Tokyo Electric, ... more

Jul 23, 2013 2:49 PM Dispatches

The bitter battle over two stricken southern California reactors has taken a shocking seismic hit.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ignored critical questions from two powerful members of Congress just as the Government Accountability Office ... more

Apr 12, 2013 2:27 PM Dispatches

Japan said Friday that it would seek to phase out nuclear power by 2040. more

Sep 17, 2012 9:23 PM Dispatches

The time to abandon the nuclear path is now. more

Mar 8, 2012 10:48 PM Dispatches

In the wake of Fukushima, millions are no longer falling for "the peaceful atom." more

Mar 8, 2012 10:39 PM Dispatches

As we approach on March 11 the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it’s a good time to take heed of the lessons from that tragic event. more

Mar 8, 2012 2:15 PM Op-Eds

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