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
My Water's On Fire Tonight
|"My Water's On Fire Tonight" is a product of Studio 20 NYU in collaboration with ProPublica.org (http://bit.ly/5tJN). The song is based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling (read the full investigation here.
Music by David Holmes and Andrew Bean
Vocals and Lyrics by David Holmes and Niel Bekker
Animation by Adam Sakellarides and Lisa Rucker
EarthSayers David Holmes; Lisa Rucker; Adam Sakellarides
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
Want the truth about Australia's coal industry?
Ending Nuclear Weapons by Alice Slater (2019)
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons (trailer)
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Chinese CoExist with Coal
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
The Last Mountain
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
GasLand by Josh Fox
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
Tar Sands Resistance March
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
Why is Coal So Angry?
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson