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
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
Konstantin Kakaes is a Future Tense fellow at the New America Foundation, where he is studying the causes and consequences of technological innovation. Here, in a well organized minute, he provides a review of U.S. nuclear testing, the last one being twenty one years ago, and brings the viewer up to date on the status of the 1996 ban on all nuclear weapons testing.
EarthSayer Konstantin Kakaes
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
GasLand by Josh Fox
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Why is Coal So Angry?
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
The Last Mountain
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
Chinese CoExist with Coal
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
Tar Sands Resistance March
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold