Climate Change and Nuclear Power

Flirting With Catastrophe: Atomic Power in a Destabilized Climate

Flirting With Catastrophe: Atomic Power in a Destabilized Climate

By KEVIN KAMPS The nuclear power industry has spent a lot of money on public relations and national advertizing campaigns aimed at convincing the public and decision makers that atomic energy is a solution to the worsening climate crisis. But extreme weather, likely made more frequent and intense by theRead More

The lessons of July 16, 1945: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

The lessons of July 16, 1945: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

The nuclear age — our age — may be said to have begun 66 years ago on this day, July 16, in 1945. Not one but three things happened on that day, giving the world its nuclear teeth. The first was a meeting, the second was a testing, and theRead More

Germany: A cleantech case study for a post-Fukushima world

Germany: A cleantech case study for a post-Fukushima world

In the wake of the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, Germany doubled down on a decade of success, pledging to eliminate nukes by 2022 and switch almost exclusively to renewable power by 2050. A report from the front lines. CHRIS TURNER, Mother Nature Network   Even before the fullRead More

Don’t believe the spin on thorium being a ‘greener’ nuclear option

Don’t believe the spin on thorium being a ‘greener’ nuclear option

Eifion Rees It produces less radioactive waste and more power than uranium but the UK would be making a mistake in looking to it as a ‘greener’ fuel. The Ecologist reports.   In a world increasingly aware of and affected by global warming, the news that 2010 was a recordRead More