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CTBT ratification still uncertain after 15 years of advancement in nuclear test monitoring

Posted November 21, 2014 by Bemnet Alemayehu in Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, U.S. Law and Policy

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There is still no timetable for when the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) will appear before the US Senate for ratification, according to Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control. This was mentioned at a special event under the...continued

Latin America Green News: Hopes set high for COP20 in Peru, net metering bill in Chile, new deforestation monitoring in Brazil

Posted November 14, 2014 by Maria Martinez in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming

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Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. November 7th – November 13th, 2014 Climate Change In the lead up to the climate negotiations in Lima (COP20), Peru’s Environment Minister...continued

Latin America Green News: Chile releases climate change mitigation scenarios, energy reform regulations announced in Mexico, concerns aired over Don Diego mining project

Posted November 7, 2014 by Maria Martinez in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming

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Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. November 1st – November 6th, 2014 Climate Change In Venezuela this week, representatives from more than 40 countries and 48 NGOs gathered...continued

Virginia's Utility Regulatory Staff: Wielding a Nuclear Ax When Toothpicks Would Do

Posted October 27, 2014 by Walton Shepherd in Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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With Virginia already 80 percent of the way toward meeting its climate pollution reduction target under the proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), and Governor McAuliffe’s Energy Plan poised to get the state the rest of the way, it’s perplexing that...continued

Bobby Andrew to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

Posted September 15, 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 we are running the final in a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it’s...continued

California Misses Opportunity to Swap a Full Nuclear Plant for Clean Energy

Posted August 14, 2014 by Sierra Martinez in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Solving Global Warming

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Ever since California’s giant nuclear plant shut down two years ago due to malfunctions and poor economics of revival, state regulators and politicians have been wrestling with the question of: How much clean energy can we use to replace that...continued

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

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