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Flooding in Wake of Levee Breach

Late on May 2, 2011, in an effort to spare Cairo, Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach a protective levee near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. As predicted, the two-mile hole in the levee flooded 130,000 acres of nearby farmland in what is known as the Birds Point-New … Continue reading

UN health agency upholds research on nuclear radiation

UN health agency upholds research on nuclear radiation (AFP) – May 4, 2011 GENEVA — The World Health Organisation said Wednesday that independent research on the health impact of radiation must be pursued without being influenced by the nuclear industry. The WHO’s remarks came after a first meeting between the UN health agency’s chief, Margaret Chan, … Continue reading

Swiss watchdog orders nuclear plants to tackle flaws

Swiss watchdog orders nuclear plants to tackle flaws   Switzerland’s nuclear safety watchdog has ordered the country’s atomic power stations to deal with weaknesses found in post-Fukushima quake and flood resistance inspections. The Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) said the flaws found at four plants, including one with two reactors, did not present an immediate danger … Continue reading

Massachusetts Rally for nuclear safety

 Massachusetts    Rally for nuclear safety Spent-fuel storage fuel at the Pilgrim power plant in Plymouth is one area of concern. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File) By Robert Knox   Globe Correspondent / May 5, 2011   A grass-roots group organized after the Japan nuclear disaster is holding what is expected to be a large rally for nuclear … Continue reading

Food allergies cost $500 million a year

Food allergies cost $500 million a year, says study   Doctor visits, hospital care and lost work days account for the price tag Reuters May 5, 2011 Visits to the doctor’s office make up the bulk of the medical costs, researchers estimate, amounting to at least $118 million. Food allergies among children have climbed 18 … Continue reading

Achieving Health Without the Use of Prescriptions

  Achieving Health Without the Use of Prescriptions New book gives readers therapeutic options designed to keep them out of the doctor’s office   The truth about healthy living often conflicts with common medical beliefs “People have sometimes asked if I’m a proponent for ‘alternative health care’”, said Frieders. “On the surface, the answer is … Continue reading

Why does your doctor hate alternative medicine?

Monday, May 2, 2011 07:01 ET Why does your doctor hate alternative medicine? That’s the question TV shows and outspoken celebs keep asking, but the truth is far more complicated than that By Rahul Parikh doctoroz.com Dr. Oz On his popular TV show last week, Dr. Mehmet Oz ran a segment titled “Why Your Doctor … Continue reading

New drugs often marketed ahead of crucial data

File photo illustration of pills. Credit: Reuters/Jacky Naegelen New drugs often marketed ahead of crucial data   By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK | Wed May 4, 2011 6:43pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Data that could save money and help doctors make smarter treatment decisions are often unavailable at the time new medicines hit … Continue reading

Levee blast means lost year for Missouri farmers

National / World News 4:46 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011   Levee blast means lost year for Missouri farmers     By MICHAEL J. CRUMB The Associated Press WYATT, Mo. — Blasting open a levee and submerging more than 200 square miles of Missouri farmland has likely gouged away fertile topsoil, deposited mountains of debris … Continue reading

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Comes Under Fire

Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Comes Under Fire EPA Reviews for Safety and Boulder Discontinues Use by Rachel Cernansky, Boulder, Colorado on 05. 3. 2011 Image: Jeff Turner via flickr Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide has been coming under increasing scrutiny, and it’s about time. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide, is being reviewed for safety by regulators in … Continue reading

Oregon farmers wait anxiously on Monsanto ‘Round Up’ Ruling

Oregon farmers wait anxiously on Monsanto ‘Round Up’ Ruling By Carol Forsloff.   Oregon farmers are up in arms about Monsanto and so they are watching a lawsuit against the food giant as it impacts Oregon farming.   While press releases had hinted earlier about the problems, OregonLivebrought the story to full readers’ attention with a … Continue reading

Transmission Bottlenecks Bad News for Renewable Energy

Transmission Bottlenecks Bad News for Renewable Energy May. 3 2011 – 11:33 pm By WILLIAM PENTLAND In 2007, nearly one-third of all the wind turbines in China were deliberately idled because a saturated power grid lacked spare capacity to carry any electricity the remote wind farms would have produced to consumer markets. While China has … Continue reading

Key findings on renewable energy by U.N. panel

Key findings on renewable energy by U.N. panel   Wed May 4, 2011 12:15pm EDT (Reuters) – Following are findings by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a draft report about renewable energy (RE). TOTALS – RE accounted for 12.9 percent of global primary energy supply in 2008. The top contributor … Continue reading

Simulations of radioactive substances diffusion from nuke plant released by gov’t

Simulations of radioactive substances diffusion from nuke plant released by gov’t May 6, 2011 (Mainichi Japan) May 4, 2011   A chart simulating the spread of radioactive substances from the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant made at 4 p.m. on March 12. (Chart courtesy of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry) The … Continue reading

Radiation danger denied

Radiation danger denied 06/May/2011 Comments: RADIOACTIVE material will not be trucked through Kwinana, according to State Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore, after claims by a WA Greens politician last week. Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Robin Chapple said he had concerns over the proposed shipment of rare earth product from Lynas’ Mount Weld mine … Continue reading

Japan Kept Secret on Fukushima Radiation Measurements

Japan Kept Secret on Fukushima Radiation Measurements World | May 3, 2011, Tuesday     From:    64 This photograph released 30 April 2011 shows Katsuaki Kozuka showing a radiation measuring instrument in Kawauchimura located in the radius of 20-30 km from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on 28 April 2011. Phot   The Japanese … Continue reading

New U.S. nuclear reactors close to construction

New U.S. nuclear reactors close to construction   NEW YORK | Wed May 4, 2011 11:11am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – For the first time in more than 30 years, the construction of new nuclear plants is underway in the United States despite the ongoing nuclear crisis at Fukushima in Japan. The accident at Fukushima … Continue reading

Despite Bipartisan Support, Nuclear Reactor Projects Falter

  Despite Bipartisan Support, Nuclear Reactor Projects Falter Stephen Morton for The New York Times The Energy Department issued the first nuclear loan guarantee for the expansion of the Alvin W. Vogtle plant in Georgia. By MATTHEW L. WALD Published: April 28, 2011 WASHINGTON — In an effort to encourage nuclear power, Congress voted in 2005 to … Continue reading

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Windfarms in Scotland paid cash to stop producing energy

1 May 2011 Last updated at 11:21 ET   Scots windfarms paid cash to stop producing energy    Windfarms at six sites across Scotland were paid to stop producing electricity   Six Scottish windfarms were paid up to £300,000 to stop producing energy, it has emerged. The turbines, at a range of sites across Scotland, were stopped … Continue reading

Nuclear watchdog groups slam New Mexico plan

Nuclear watchdog groups slam New Mexico plan   By Zelie Pollon Santa Fe, New Mexico | Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:40pm EDT Santa Fe, New Mexico (Reuters) – The U.S. government should rethink plans for a multi-billion dollar plutonium complex at Los Alamos after the recent nuclear catastrophe in Japan and the discovery of increased seismic … Continue reading

CERN – Editorial Footnote

  But where did He put the thing?   EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE             Is there, or isn’t there, a God particle?   Most physicists believe there is, but reports of its appearance are probably premature. A spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, was … Continue reading

Exelon Corporation and Constellation Energy to combine

Nuclear power giant Exelon Corporation and Constellation Energy to combine April 30th, 2011 1:07 pm ET Thomas Peracchio  for the Wilmington Technology Examiner  Exelon also operates the world famous Three Mile Island facility in Pennsylvania Photo: United States Department of Energy   Nuclear power giant Exelon Corporation announced this week their intent to merge with Constellation … Continue reading

Crisis man-made: Tepco

Crisis man-made: Tepco  News » International  SINGAPORE, May 1, 2011       P. S. Suryanarayana for The Hindu   It has been credibly acknowledged for the first time that the continuing nuclear radiation crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan is “partially a man-made disaster”. A top executive of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), … Continue reading

Building New Coalitions for Change

Riding the Bottom up; Connection Revolution Wave to Build New Coalitions for Change   By Rob Kall (about the author)      Page 1 of 1 page(s) opednews.com   I’m working, with some fellow local activists, to build a local coalition aimed at magnifying our strengths by sharing resources. There is power in numbers. There are literally … Continue reading

Fukushima to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO; Privatized   By Vev Ketcham (about the author)       Page 1 of 3 page(s) opednews.com Fukushima to San Antonio Even if you are not among the crush of avant-garde shrewdly cramming Japanese in order to be on a first named basis with the radioactivity arriving from the Land of the Rising Sun, you may, … Continue reading

Chernobyl lessons from Korea Herald

Chernobyl lessons, 25 years on 2011-05-01 18:39 The recent tragic events at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have forced the international community to re-analyze the safety of nuclear power stations. And 25 years on, the Chernobyl catastrophe remains the worst ever nuclear plant disaster, said Volodymyr Belashov, the Ukrainian ambassador to Korea. Aftermath of Chernobyl disaster … Continue reading

Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

AP IMPACT: Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators (AP) – May 1, 2011 TOKYO (AP) — Nearly 10 years after Japan’s top utility first assured the government that its Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was safe from any tsunami, regulators were just getting around to checking out the claim. The move was too little, too late. … Continue reading

Interactive Green-theme Crossword Puzzle

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Sunday Morning Graffiti – Editorial Cartoons & Strips

Sunday Morning Graffiti May 1, 2011  

RESULTS Action Page

RESULTS – Take Action   Action Toolkit Find Your Officials Issues and Legislation Find Media Contacts Find Election Info and Candidates Listen to RESULTS Conference Calls Capitol Hill Basics Join our Action Network Give a little time and get results. With one click, you can make a difference through the actions listed on this page. Join … Continue reading

RESULTS – dedicated to ending poverty

About RESULTS   RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) are sister organizations that, together, are a leading force in ending poverty in the United States and around the world.   We create long-term solutions to poverty by supporting programs that address its root causes — lack of access to medical care, education, or opportunity to … Continue reading

Fukushima’s Collateral Effects

Fukushima’s Collateral Effects POSTED BY: Bill Sweet  /  Fri, April 29, 2011 What a difference six months make. Last fall, at a smart grid technical meeting organized by IEEE’s Communications Society, a Japanese speaker said that his country had no particular interest in making its electric power system more reliable, as it already was very … Continue reading

Concerns about San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Hundreds Voice Nuke Plant Concerns; NRC, Edison Try to Reassure Public More than 300 turned out to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting to voice their concerns about the safety of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. By Adam Townsend | Email the author | April 28, 2011 Hundreds showed up to the annual Nuclear Regulatory … Continue reading