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Feeling a Cold War Chill over Ukraine

Posted July 23, 2014 by Matthew McKinzie in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy

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Reflecting on the Ukraine crisis, in a July 20, 2014 CNN interview Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein agreed that U.S.-Russian relations are at Cold War levels. Reacting to Senator Feinstein's viewpoint, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul stated...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

US Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Deployment Fades Further into an Uncertain Future

Posted June 13, 2014 by Christopher Paine in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, both small and large nuclear reactor proponents confront a US economic landscape that has shifted against nuclear power in the near term, while the longer-term outlook remains cloudy and uncertain at best, even with the prospect that gradual carbon...continued

Senate hearing on nuclear reactor decommissioning challenges

Posted May 16, 2014 by Bemnet Alemayehu in Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy

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  U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer’s Environment & Public Works Committee held a hearing on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 to assess the challenges of nuclear reactor decommissioning nationwide. Panelists called to testify at Wednesday’s senate hearing included Christopher Recchia, Public Service Department...continued

A Citizen Radiation Monitoring Workshop at NRDC

Posted April 25, 2014 by Bemnet Alemayehu in Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy

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The Washington DC office of NRDC hosted a two-day workshop on April 21st and 22nd, 2014 entitled bGeigie Nano Detector Assembly and Radiation Field Mapping of Washington, DC. The workshop was the first event in NRDC’s citizen radiation monitoring project,...continued

Jonathan Schell, Climate Change, and the (Still Pending) Fate of the Earth

Posted April 4, 2014 by Mark Izeman in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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It would be overblown to say that the writer Jonathan Schell changed my life. But it is not a stretch to say that Schell, who died last week at the age of 70, played an instrumental role in my decision...continued

Countries Call for a New Implementation Architecture for Sustainability

Posted March 12, 2014 by Brendan Guy in Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans

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The United Nations process to establish a set of sustainable development goals for the world by 2015 reached a turning point last week. For over a year, nations have deeply delved into specific issues areas such as energy, health, and...continued

US Nuclear Safety Regulators Continue to Ignore Lessons of Fukushima for Severe Accident Hydrogen Explosion Risk at US Reactors

Posted March 6, 2014 by Christopher Paine in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Three years after Japan’s nuclear disaster, US reactors remain vulnerable to the threat of runaway hydrogen production and leakage in a severe nuclear accident, with little or no capacity to safely reduce or vent potentially explosive concentrations of this gas,...continued

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Posted February 28, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay.         Photograph © 2014 Robert Glenn Ketchum Responding to overwhelming public demand for the protection of Bristol Bay from the proposed...continued

Unprecedented Coalition in Washington, D.C. Next Week Urging EPA to Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska

Posted February 20, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Next week NRDC will join leaders from an unprecedented coalition of Alaska Natives, commercial fishermen, sportsmen, business owners, and faith leaders converging in D.C. and calling on EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol...continued

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