Harvey Wasserman

Harvey Wasserman
Harvey Wasserman's latest book, America at the Brink of Rebirth: The Organic Spiral of US History, will be published in 2016.  His Solartopia Green Power & Wellness Show is at www.progressiveradionetwork.com, and he edits www.nukefree.org.

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Diablo Canyon Power Plant. (Photo: Wikimedia) Views
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone
Had Friday’s 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, their lives and those of the state and nation in radioactive ruin. The likely human death toll would be...
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In return for footing this bill, the citizens of Ohio stand to gain obsolete burners that doom their state to dirty air, above-market electric rates, and radioactive danger. (Photo: GuenterRuopp) Views
Friday, May 31, 2019
Ohio Stumbles, With a Team Trump Nudge, Toward Nuclear and Coal
Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the Ohio House has voted in a ratepayer -funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants on Lake Erie, and two even older coal burners, one in Indiana, but owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, based...
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“Of all the many, many terrible things the Trump Administration is doing, opening space to war will be the most destructive.” (Photo: Noah Flora) Views
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Trump’s Space Force: Military Profiteering’s Final Frontier
The Commander-in-Chief, President Donald Trump, has announced a new mission into the realm of martial excess. It is one is that will surely enrich the aerospace industry while spreading the global battlefield to a new dimension. Trump is calling for the creation of a new Space Force as a sixth...
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"The U.S. wind business now employs more than 100,000 people." (Photo: Jürgen from Sandesneben, Germany/Licensed under CC BY 2.0) Views
Friday, May 25, 2018
Trump Has Plenty of Accomplices in His Reckless Energy Policies
Some 360,000 Americans now work in the solar industry, more than in nukes and coal combined. In fact, more Americans are now working in California’s solar industry than are digging coal nationwide. And the U.S. wind business now employs more than 100,000 people. But President Donald Trump wants to...
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"While referring uniformly to this latest centrally-generated fiasco as a “total” blackout, the corporate media have almost totally ignored this steady, fast-growing stream of power being generated on Puerto Rico, virtually all of it solar." (Photo: USAF Nicholas Dutton) Views
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Puerto Rico Goes Back Door to Solartopia and the Corporate Media Blacks It Out
Puerto Rico has made history by becoming — briefly — the largest US territory or state to be powered almost entirely by renewable energy. The corporate media has done all it can to black the story out. The rising grassroots movement to totally rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric supply system with...
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"Trump’s move is predicted to drop upcoming solar installations by 10 to 15 percent and cost some 23,000 jobs." (Photo: Kimco Realty/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, January 26, 2018
Trump’s Assault on Solar Masks an Epic Crisis in the Nuclear Industry
As Donald Trump launches his latest assault on renewable energy— imposing a 30 percent tariff on solar panels imported from China—a major crisis in the nuclear power industry is threatening to shut four high-profile reactors, with more shutdowns to come. These closures could pave the way for...
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Blue roofs, temporary blue plastic sheeting, installed on homes damaged by Hurricane Maria, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with FEMA in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Views
Sunday, December 03, 2017
Warring Visions of Puerto Rico's Future
Warring visions have now erupted over the energy and economic futures of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Will the islands become a cutting-edge green-powered solartopia for the benefit of their long-time residents? Or a fossil-fueled robber baron playground like Hong Kong or Singapore, set to...
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Diablo Canyon power plant in California. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Earthquake Risk Keeps Heat on Vulnerable Nuclear Reactors
A proposal by a California administrative law judge has given safe energy advocates new hope that two Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors will be shut before an earthquake on the San Andreas fault turns them to rubble, potentially threatening millions of people . The huge reactors—California’s last—sit...
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In response Donald Trump has scolded the island for it’s massive debt, and waited a full week after the storm hit to lift a shipping restriction requiring all incoming goods to be carried on US-flagged ships. (That restriction is largely responsible for the island’s economic problems in the first place.) Views
Friday, September 29, 2017
In Maria's Wake, Could Puerto Rico Go Totally Green?
The ecological and humanitarian destruction of Puerto Rico has left the world aghast. But there is a hopeful green-powered opportunity in this disaster that could vastly improve the island’s future while offering the world a critical showcase for a sane energy future. By all accounts Hurricane...
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“In addition to reactors, which at least are within containment structures, high-level radioactive waste storage pools are not within containment, and are also mega-catastrophes waiting to happen, as in the event of a natural disaster like a hurricane,” says Kevin Kamps of the activist group Beyond Nuclear. Views
Friday, September 22, 2017
Nuclear Plants Plus Hurricanes: Disasters Waiting to Happen
Although the mainstream media said next to nothing about it, independent experts have made it clear that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma threatened six U.S. nuclear plants with major destruction, and therefore all of us with apocalyptic disaster. It is a danger that remains for the inevitable hurricanes...
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