The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster. The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.
At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources.
Curated by mokiethecat
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
Amy Goodman on Democracy Now reports from Tokyo (1/15/14) on Fukushima and Japan's nuclear future.
EarthSayer David McNeill
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Why is Coal So Angry?
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Chinese CoExist with Coal
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
GasLand by Josh Fox
The Last Mountain
Tar Sands Resistance March
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes