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Harvey Wasserman : The Demand for a Global Takeover at Fukushima

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s reactor building number 4 seen in aerial view on July 5, 2012. Photo by Kyodo / Reuters. The demand for a global takeover at Fukushima has hit critical mass Since the March 11, 2011, earthquake … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : The Demand for a Global Takeover at Fukushima

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Jonah Raskin : In the Wake of Sandy

The Rag Blog’s Jonah Raskin in post-Sandy Far Rockaway, New York.In the wake of Sandy:An interview with Far Rockaway community organizer Ofelia Mangen ‘I think Sandy is a human disaster. We’re the disaster, not nature. We created it. If you … finish reading Jonah Raskin : In the Wake of Sandy

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Harvey Wasserman : Countdown to Nuclear Disaster

Political cartoon by Olle Johansson, Sweden / Cagle Cartoons.Countdown to disaster:Fukushima spews, Los Alamos burns,Vermont rages, and we’ve almost lost Nebraska By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 Humankind is now threatened by the simultaneous implosion, … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Countdown to Nuclear Disaster

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Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

Many residents have been forced from their homes as a spillway is opened to protect major cities from the flood. Photo by Gallo / Getty / Al Jazeera.One disaster after another:Mississippi flood renews Gulf Coast anxietiesBy Jordan Flaherty / The … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

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Harvey Wasserman : Let’s Join Japan in Junking New Nukes

Workers cycle past a nuclear power plant on a tricycle cart in Changchun, in northeast China’s Jilin province, Dec. 17, 2010. Japan and Germany are limiting or phasing out reliance on nuclear power after the Fukushima accident. Photo from AP.We’re … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Let’s Join Japan in Junking New Nukes

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Emily Hellewell : Public Radio and the West Texas Wildfires

The Southwest Incident Management Team conducted burnouts April 19 near the McDonald Observatory in far west Texas. Photo by Frank Cianciolo / McDonald Observatory / Marfa Public Radio.Why public radio maters:Marfa station is critical resourceduring west Texas wildfires By Emily … finish reading Emily Hellewell : Public Radio and the West Texas Wildfires

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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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Ted McLaughlin : The Japan Quake and Nuclear Power

Explosion at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi No 1 plant following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Image from Reuters.After the Japan quake:We must rethink nuclear power By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 13, 2011 By now everyone knows about the … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : The Japan Quake and Nuclear Power

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Harvey Wasserman : California Quake Hit Could Irradiate Entire Country

The Fukushima No. 1 power plant of Tokyo Electric Power at Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, shown in a photograph from October 2008. Japan has issued a state of emergency at the nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed. … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : California Quake Hit Could Irradiate Entire Country

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Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

Above, MINUSTAH soldier points his gun at former Austin activist/independent journalist Ansel Herz in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 15, 2010, at a demonstration against the renewal of MINUSTAH, the UN peackeeping mission. Photo from Gaentantguevara / Flickr. For more about … finish reading Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

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Wanted in Rio : ‘Prophets of Ecology’

Landslide in Mangueira shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after a 17 hour downpour that ended on April 6, 2010, resulting in death and devastation. Photo by Marcelo Sayao / EPA.High water in Rio:‘Prophets of ecology’ would save lives By … finish reading Wanted in Rio : ‘Prophets of Ecology’

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Ansel Herz : Haiti Looking More Like a War Zone

Woman walks along hurricane-devastated street in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Photo by Jorge Saenz / AP.Haiti today: Looking more and more like a war zone “The U.N. is a big, huge, heavy bureaucracy. And bureaucracies do not work well … finish reading Ansel Herz : Haiti Looking More Like a War Zone

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