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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
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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Groups: Harvey Recovery Must Serve Vulnerable Victims, Not Corporate Polluters
Prompted in part by the appointment of former Shell CEO Marvin Odum to lead Texas recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a coalition of over 130 organizations released a joint statement directed at elected officials in Texas and Louisiana on Thursday demanding that hurricane relief...
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EPA Forces Staff to Attend Anti-Leak Classes as Attack on Environment Continues
As the Trump administration continues to gut regulations meant to protect public health and the environment, the Associated Press reports Thursday that Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) staffers are being forced to attend anti-leaking classes this week as part of a wider effort by the White...
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The Fight From Below Seen From Above: New Map Details Local Fossil Fuel Resistance
In an attempt to highlight and bolster the "groundswell of resistance" against fracking wells, pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects throughout the United States, a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday launched the Fossil Fuel Resistance Mapping Project , which details precisely where...
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Experts 'Running Out Of Adjectives' as Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico
The Caribbean is so far seeing no relief from this year's historically turbulent and destructive Atlantic hurricane season, as Puerto Rico was being battered by Hurricane Maria on Wednesday—its second major storm in two weeks. The hurricane made landfall with heavy rain and 155 mile-per-hour winds...
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Instead of Protecting the Earth, EPA Agents Now Forced to Serve as Pruitt Bodyguards
Thanks to a hiring freeze, budget cuts, and the exorbitant travel needs of Trump's cabinet, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agents are being forced to ditch climate crime investigations in order to serve as personal bodyguards for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, resulting in what one critic...
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John Kelly Is All Of Us
Oh God what have I done? Photo by Mary Altaffer/AP That terrifying, bombastic, moronic, incoherent rant that was our Buffoon-In-Chief's speech to the U.N. elicited the horror and flood of Rocket Man jokes - Trump becomes Honky Cat! - it so painfully deserved. It also prompted some memorable visuals...
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We can do it with a bold and rapid, but achievable, expansion of energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles and decarbonized buildings, all supported by a modernized grid. Plus, we don’t need to wait for breakthroughs—we can achieve our goals with the tools we already have. Views
Clean Energy Is America’s Next Frontier & Path to a Safer Climate
NRDC’s new report , America’s Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate Future , shows how the United States can meet our short- and long-term climate goals relying primarily on today’s proven clean energy solutions—and with tremendous climate and health benefits that far surpass the...
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The oil industry and its allies have long salivated over the prospect of drilling in the refuge’s 19.6 million acres. They have long argued that the Refuge, home to caribou, polar bears and many endangered species, also houses an estimated 10 billion of barrels of recoverable oil. Views
Trump’s Response to Climate-Related Disasters: Open America’s “Crown Jewels” to Oil Drilling
You would have thought that after being battered by two devastating hurricanes in recent weeks, which experts believe were fuelled by warmer seas caused by climate change, even the most die-hard climate denier would think again. But you would be wrong. You would have thought that as the cost of...
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'Heaven Help Those in Dominica Tonight': Category 5 Maria Makes Landfall
Hurricane Maria was ugraded to a powerful Category 5 and " potentially catastrophic " storm Monday evening, with sustained winds over 160 mph, just before it slammed into the independent Caribbean island of Dominica as it carved a terrifying path similar (though not exact) to Hurricane Irma less...
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