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Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

Image from UCL. Grain of truth:Our precarious food supply Global food production has been allowed to fall into the hands of fewer and fewer megacorporations, and their aims are simple: to deliver short-term profits and ultimately to control the entire … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

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Mike Ludwig : Thousands Circle White House to Protest Pipeline

Young protesters marched through the streets of Washington, DC, carrying an inflatable “pipeline” as long as a city block. Photo by Mike Ludwig / Truthout.The pressure is on:Thousands encircle White House,tell Obama to reject Keystone pipeline By Mike Ludwig / … finish reading Mike Ludwig : Thousands Circle White House to Protest Pipeline

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Roger Baker : Playing ‘Peak-a-Boo’ With the Earth

Cartoon by Andrew Weldon / The Age / National Museum of Australia-Canberra.Coming soon:Peak oil, peak driving, peak cars Part I: Fuel prices and the global oil supply By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / June 8, 2011 In recent … finish reading Roger Baker : Playing ‘Peak-a-Boo’ With the Earth

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Harvey Wasserman : After Fukushima: A Nuclear Industry Meltdown?

A home in Glen Rose, Texas, with the Comanche Peak nuclear power plant hovering behind. Photo from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.After the Fukushima nightmare:Will the nuclear power industry melt down? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / May 2, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : After Fukushima: A Nuclear Industry Meltdown?

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Harvey Wasserman : End Nuclear Power Before It Ends Us

Environmental activists, wearing ghost masks to symbolize victims of a nuclear meltdown, demonstrate near the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday March 15, 2011. Photo from AP.End nuclear power before it ends us For 25 years the nuclear industry has … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : End Nuclear Power Before It Ends Us

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Harvey Wasserman : ‘Pebble Bed’ Nuke Bites the Dust

The “Pebble Bed” design. Graphic from Anthonares.No go for ‘Pebble Bed’ nukes:South Africa ditches much-hyped technology By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / September 27, 2010 As the “reactor renaissance” desperately demands new billions from a lame duck Congress, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : ‘Pebble Bed’ Nuke Bites the Dust

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Harvey Wasserman : Big Hurt Hits ‘Nuclear Renaissance’

Plant Vogle, nuclear power plant in Burke County, Georgia: $108 million in overcharges — and counting. Image from Georgia Country Blog.Lab report:Is the ‘nuclear renaissance’ dead yet? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / September 13, 2010 America’s much … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Big Hurt Hits ‘Nuclear Renaissance’

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A Triple Curse : The Corporate Climate Bill

Image from Climatico.Devil’s brew:Curse of the climate bill By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / May 4, 2010 Legend says curses come in threes. Let’s pray that doesn’t happen with the unholy trinity of the Corporate Climate Bill It … finish reading A Triple Curse : The Corporate Climate Bill

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Harvey Wasserman : Will Climate Bill Nuke Earth Day?

Art from 1946 atmospheric nuclear weapons tests at Bikini Atoll. “Plus 3 Seconds,” watercolor by Grant Powers, 1946 / Naval Historical Center.Earth Day 2010:Will climate bill be a nuclear bomb? By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / April 18, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Will Climate Bill Nuke Earth Day?

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Nuke Pushers to Vermont : ‘Drop Dead’

Graphic from Symon Sez.Nuclear industry tells Vermont(And everybody else): Drop dead! By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / March 18, 2010 The nuclear power industry is sending a clear and forceful message to the citizens of Vermont: “Drop Dead.” … finish reading Nuke Pushers to Vermont : ‘Drop Dead’

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Earth to Obama : Nuclear Just Can’t Cut It

Dreamscape VII by Midnight-digital / Flickr / The End of Capitalism. Not in your wildest dreams:Five reasons nuclear just isn’t sustainable By Alex Knight / The Rag Blog / March 6, 2010 President Obama recently announced an $8.3 billion loan … finish reading Earth to Obama : Nuclear Just Can’t Cut It

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Harvey Wasserman : Putting Lipstick on a Radioactive Pig

Image from Texas Vox / Public Citizen.High dollar nuclear makeover:$645 million in lipstick for a radioactive pig By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / February 24, 2010 The mystery has been solved. Where is this “new reactor renaissance” coming … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Putting Lipstick on a Radioactive Pig

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