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Biden Must Urge Japan to Abandon Dangerous Fukushima Wastewater Plan

The era of intentionally dumping toxic waste in our one global ocean is, or should be, over.

Rick Steiner ·


UN Experts Decry Japan's Plan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Ocean

"The decision is particularly disappointing as experts believe alternative solutions to the problem are available," said the three special rapporteurs. 

Brett Wilkins ·


Greenpeace Says Japan's Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law

"The government has taken the wholly unjustified decision to deliberately contaminate the Pacific Ocean with radioactive wastes." 

Kenny Stancil ·


What the 2021 Suez Canal Blockage Reveals About the History and Politics of Global Shipping

In the longer term, much as it did in the mid-20th century, the recent obstruction of the Suez Canal, combined with the effects of the pandemic, may precipitate a reckoning in how maritime transport operates.

Laleh Khalili ·


Rahm Emanuel Is in the Running for a Top Ambassador Post. The Prospect Is Appalling.

The saga of Emanuel's three decades in politics is an epic tale of methodical contempt for progressive values. 

Jeff Cohen ·


'A Red Alert for Our Planet': New UN Report Shows Radically Bolder Action Needed to Hit 1.5°C Target

"It's staggering how far off track countries are to dealing with the climate crisis."

Jessica Corbett ·


Lethal Levels of Radiation Found in Damaged Fukushima Reactor Will Have 'Huge Impact' on Shutdown, Regulators Warn

The radiation levels reported around shield plugs at two reactors are high enough to kill a worker exposed for even an hour. 

Brett Wilkins ·


A Washington Echo Chamber for a New Cold War

A rising China is also guaranteed to lift all boats (submarines, aircraft carriers, and surface ships) as well as fighter planes aiding the military-industrial complex on a planet increasingly at war with itself.

Cassandra Stimpson ·


The David and Goliath in Our Time

We have never been so close to nuclear annihilation, in the opinion of many nuclear weapons experts, as today.

H. Patricia Hynes ·


Greenpeace Warns 'Potential Damage to Human DNA' at Risk With Japan's Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean

"The policy of the Japanese government to dump nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean is not based on scientific or environmental protection principles and has no justification."

Andrea Germanos ·

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