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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"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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Friday, August 11, 2017
A "No Nukes" Nation to Trump: Resign!
In the shadow of Santa Monica’s legendary “Chain Reaction” monument, a clear message was sent to the unelected interloper in the White House: RESIGN!!! Wednesday was the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, and the 43rd of the resignation of Richard Nixon. Nixon was the last president to...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Tunnel Collapse at Hanford Nuclear Dump—Harbinger of the Collapse of the Entire Industry?
The collapse of a tunnel at the massive nuclear waste dump at Hanford, Washington, 200 miles east of Seattle, has sent shock waves through a nuclear power industry already in the process of a global collapse. Hundreds of workers were told to "take cover," and to refrain from eating or drinking...
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Trump’s Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop
Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer. In addition to slashing funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, he also announced this week that he wants massive rollbacks in automotive fuel efficiency...
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Sunday, January 22, 2017
We Are Mourning…But We Are Marching And Organizing for Democracy and the Earth
In the midst of a terrible national illness, we organize and march for the known and solid cures. For democracy and our natural planet. We have clear direction on both issues. This weekend's massive, powerful women's and other marches rocking the nation have dwarfed the turnout for Friday's...
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Monday, January 16, 2017
King CONG vs. Solartopia
As you ride the Amtrak along the Pacific coast between Los Angeles and San Diego, you pass the San Onofre nuclear power plant, home to three mammoth atomic reactors shut by citizen activism. Framed by gorgeous sandy beaches and some of the best surf in California, the dead nukes stand in silent...
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