Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What The Hell Is Happening At Fukushima Reactor 3? | Crooks and ...

We don't know exactly what's going on at Fukushima. But then, we're not supposed to ...


Monday, December 23, 2013

Straight talk about the radiation from Fukushima

Summary: As usual, the internet buzzes with fear-mongering about the radiation released from the Fukushima reactors. Here's a note from the Woods .. ...


Friday, December 20, 2013

Japan forks out extra trillions for Fukushima clean-up

Japan's government announced on Friday that it would increase the amount of money it was providing to the operator of the crippled Fukushima .. ...


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fresh Fish! Sliced and Diced! Tested for Radioactivity

53% of the fish sampled near Fukushima in the first three months after the nuclear disaster tested above the safety limit. Now that number is only 2.2% ...


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Radioactive water release from Fukushima may be inevitable

Officials in Japan are beginning to suggest the unthinkable at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant: releasing stored radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. On Tuesday, the China Post reported that a Japanese government panel studying the... ...

Fukushima water storage tanks


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

LED lights are perfect for changing the light bulb, says Consumer Reports

What does it take to change the light bulb? Better light bulbs. On January 1, 2014, the US will ban the sale of old style incandescent light bulbs, leaving the more efficient compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs... ...

3M's LED Advanced Light


It Doesn?t Take Much Global Warming To Drive Global Water Scarcity Way Up

Relative change in water resources at 2?C of warming compared to present day. Color is percent change, color saturation is degree of agreement between models. (See below at right.)CREDIT: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact ResearchAccording to new modeling by German researchers, global warming of just 2.7 degrees Celsius would inflict a ?severe decrease in water resources? on 15 percent of the global population.What?s especially significant is ...

Relative change in water resources at 2?C of warming compared to present day. Color is percent change, color saturation is degree of agreement between models. (See below at right.)


What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn?t Want You To Know About

While coal, oil, and gas are an integral part of everyday life around the world, 2013 brought a stark reminder of the inherent risk that comes with a fossil-fuel dependent world, with numerous pipeline spills, explosions, derailments, landslides, and the death of 20 coal miners in the U.S. alone. Despite all this, our addiction to fossil fuels will be a tough habit to break. The federal Energy Information Administration in July projected that fos ...

In this photo taken Saturday, July 27, 2013, a cleaning vessel clears the oil after about 50 tons of crude oil that was leak from a pipe spilled into the sea off Rayong province, eastern Thailand.


1 in 10 people face water scarcity as a result of climate change

A forthcoming water crisis could affect one in ten people by the end of this century, found a?study?published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. As the planet warms, researchers expect to see as much as a 40 percent increase above current levels of what's known as absolute water scarcity.The scarcity won't just arise from population growth, the researchers say. There will be more people, but they'll be competing for few ...


Chemicals Found In Water At Fracking Sites Linked To Infertility, Cancer

CREDIT: APAn analysis of water samples from hydraulic fracturing, or ?fracking,? sites found the presence of hormone-disrupting chemicals, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Endocrinology. ?With fracking on the rise, populations may face greater health risks from increased endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure,? senior author Susan Nagel told The LA Times.The study tested surface water and groundwater samples in Garfield Co ...

Colorado fracking


We?re still losing ice at the poles

One of the key indicators and consequences of global warming is ice loss at the Earth?s poles. As the planet warms, on average and over time, more ice melts every summer. It refreezes in the winter, but again, as temperatures rise, in general we?ll see less ice at any given time as compared to the year before.The situation for the two poles is different. In the north, the Arctic ice floats on the ocean, and in the south, the Antarctic ice is over ...

Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent in Sep. 2013, two days earlier than usual. The orange line is the median minimum extent from 1981 - 2010; note how much lower the ice was this year.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

James Hansen et al sues Federal Government to force climate change action

Professor James Hansen and a team of climate scientists from around the world released on Tuesday a scientific paper, "Assessing Dangerous Climate Change," to call for serious action now to address climate change. The scientists argue... ...

Fossil fuel reductions required


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fukushima radioactive water decontamination delayed by hydrochloric acid leak

The trouble-prone water decontamination system at TEPCO's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant sprang a hydrochloric acid leak and had to be shut down on Sunday. The acid is used to neutralize alkaline water used in decontaminating... ...

Fukushima water storage tanks