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Category: Environmental Issues

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Politics

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Population Growth, Pollution and the Global Environment / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Vi_Ransel

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the most divisive arguments within the environmental movement is population growth, whether by increasing births, or via immigration.

But population figures conceal more than they reveal. They seem to suggest that the cause of climate change is too many people, and that a growing population means growing greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, we should encourage people to have smaller families because it's "a lot easier than retooling our economic system." (1) And further, that we must slow population growth where it's greatest, e.g. the "Third" World, where population is "exploding."

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Politics

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Japan's Nuclear Volcano Erupts / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShares plunged across Europe and Asia on Tuesday as the crisis at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant deepened and Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the atomic alert level to its highest rating. Conditions at the stricken facility have steadily deteriorated and now the station is intermittently spewing lethal amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and around the world. A French nuclear group has warned that children and pregnant mothers should protect themselves from the fallout.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Japan's Secret Weapons Program Inside Fukushima Nuclear Plant? / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYoichi Shimatsu writes: Confused and often conflicting reports out of Fukushima 1 nuclear plant cannot be solely the result of tsunami-caused breakdowns, bungling or miscommunication. Inexplicable delays and half-baked explanations from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) seem to be driven by some unspoken factor.

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Politics

Monday, April 11, 2011

Japanese Government Cover Up Aftershock Damage to Fukushima Nuclear Reactor / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Washingtons_Blog

The Japanese government and Tepco nuclear plant operator said that the leaking Fukushima reactors suffered no additional damage in the aftershock last week.

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Politics

Friday, April 08, 2011

Huge Asteroid to Pass Near Earth on November 8th 2011 / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Chris_Kitze

Mark your calendars for an impressive and upcoming flyby of an asteroid that’s one of the larger potentially perilous space rocks in the heavens – in terms of smacking the Earth in the future.

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Politics

Monday, April 04, 2011

San Francisco Rainwater Radiation 181 Times Above US Drinking Water Standard / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: DK_Matai

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRadiation from Japan rained on Berkeley, California, during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times. A rooftop water monitoring program managed by the University of California at Berkeley’s Department of Nuclear Engineering detected substantial spikes in rain-borne iodine-131 during those torrential downpours. The levels exceeded federal drinking water thresholds, known as Maximum Contaminant Levels -- or MCLs -- by as much as 181 times or 18,100%. Iodine-131 is one of the most cancer-causing toxic radioactive isotopes spewed when nuclear power plants are in meltdown. It is being ingested by cows, which have begun passing it through into their milk and radioactivity has been detected. [Multiple Sources]

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Politics

Friday, April 01, 2011

Fukushima Fallout Reaches U.S.A, Radiation Found in Rainwater from California to Massachusetts / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThree of the six nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have partially melted down and highly toxic plutonium is seeping into the soil outside. Plutonium is less volatile than other radioactive elements like iodine or cesium, but it's also more deadly. According to Businessweek, "When plutonium decays, it emits what is known as an alpha particle, a relatively big particle that carries a lot of energy. When an alpha particle hits body tissue, it can damage the DNA of a cell and lead to a cancer-causing mutation." If plutonium leaches into groundwater or pristine aquifers, the threat to public health and the environment will be extreme. This is an excerpt from an article in the Guardian:

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Politics

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is Fukushima About To Blow? / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleConditions at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant are deteriorating and the doomsday scenario is beginning to unfold. On Sunday, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) officials reported that the levels of radiation leaking into seawater at the Unit 2 reactor were 100,000 times above normal, and the airborne radiation measured 4-times higher than government limits. As a result, emergency workers were evacuated from the plant and rushed to safe location. The prospect of a full-core meltdown or an environmental catastrophe of incalculable magnitude now looms larger than ever. The crisis is getting worse.

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Politics

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Reactors Radiation Catastrophe, Japanese Government Lies and Cover-up / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri writes: “Should the public discover the true health cost[s] of nuclear pollution, a cry would rise from all parts of the world and people would refuse to cooperate passively with their own death.” Dr. Rosalie Bertell. “No Immediate Danger,” xiii.

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Politics

Friday, March 25, 2011

Japan Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Nears Chernobyl Levels / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI do not seem to be hearing this same level of detailed information on the financial news networks anymore. I do not watch network televised news at all, so it could be covered there.

Apparently I am not the only one who feels this way.

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Politics

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tokyo Residents Preparing For Massive Nuclear Radiation Exposure / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Chris_Kitze

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEnd of the American Dream writes: Does anyone really know what is going on at the Fukushima nuclear complex?  When problems at the facility first surfaced, authorities promised that no significant amounts of radiation would be released.  Then we were told that only those living within 20 kilometers of the complex needed to take precautions.  After that we were told that radiation was showing up in many different types of vegetables all over northern and central Japan but that it was not a major concern.  Now we are being told that the tap water in Tokyo is unsafe for infants to drink.  So what are they going to tell us next?  Should residents of Tokyo be preparing for massive radiation exposure from this disaster?  Tokyo is only 150 miles away from the Fukushima nuclear complex.  If a worst case scenario plays out at Fukushima, exactly what would that mean for the over 30 million people that live in and around Tokyo?

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Politics

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Japan Background Radiation Levels By Prefecture Area / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Jesse

"Updated on March 21, 2011 21:20 (JST)(Japan Standard Time) nGy/h (nano- Grays per hour)Realtime radiation data collected via the System for Prediction of Environment Emergency Dose Information(SPEEDI) These Results are the maximum values of the space those rate distributions shown from local governments in the latest updated date and time.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What Was Carbon Finance ? / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs a leading investment banker put it: “Carbon is getting more and more difficult. A significant amount of the business that is done in the carbon space should shift”, which when translated from finance talk to human language means that the loose “consensus” on creating a global carbon tax, without calling it a tax and trading around this new asset has likely cracked beyond repair. The smart money is now beating a retreat from playing with carbon finance assets, and remaining players in the carbon market are seeking any way out they can find, as turnover on emissions markets goes only one way – down.

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Politics

Monday, March 21, 2011

Weird Global Warming and Nuclear Science / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSatre writes: The catastrophic disaster that swept Japan into a new stone age is truly an earth-shattering milestone. Worldwide grief and empathy is real and deserved. If this occurrence were only, a script out of a Godzilla B movie, or just lyrics from a ringtone song, the hurt or the aftermath would not be so horrible.

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Politics

Friday, March 18, 2011

Japan Does Not Face Another Chernobyl / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Richard_Mills

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat is happening in Japan is a humanitarian disaster, but not because of what primetime pundits and talking heads would have you believe.

"Nuclear Nightmare: A radioactive death cloud from one or more of the Japanese reactors experience core meltdown and catastrophic release of radiation could ..."

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Politics

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Unfolding Nuclear Catastrophe in Japan, Leaking Radioactive Contamination / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Washingtons_Blog

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKyodo News reports: A nuclear crisis at the quake-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant deepened Tuesday as fresh explosions occurred at the site and its operator said water in a pool storing spent nuclear fuel rods may be boiling, an ominous sign for the release of high-level radioactive materials from the fuel.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the water level in the pool storing the spent fuel rods at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant's No. 4 reactor may have dropped, exposing the rods.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan's Earthquake Hidden Nuclear Catastrophe / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYoichi Shimatsu writes: News of a third explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant sent stocks plunging on the Nikkei exchange which dropped 1,015 points on the session. After 2 days of battering, the stock index is off more than 1,600 points in its worst performance since Lehman Brothers failed in September 2008.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nuclear Situation in Japan is Dire / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Mike_Whitney

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNews of a third explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant sent stocks plunging on the Nikkei exchange which dropped 1,015 points on the session. After 2 days of battering, the stock index is off more than 1,600 points in its worst performance since Lehman Brothers failed in September 2008.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Could Nuclear Radiation From Japan Meltdown Reach the United States? / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Chris_Kitze

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEnd of the American Dream writes: The possibility of a full-blown nuclear meltdown of one or more of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors seems to increase by the hour.  Millions of weary Japanese citizens are desperately hoping that the worst case scenario does not play out.  A major nuclear disaster is the last thing that they need at this point.  So could radiation from a meltdown of one or more of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors reach the United States? 

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Politics

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan Nuclear Meltdown Would have Worldwide Implications / Politics / Environmental Issues

By: Chris_Ciovacco

The concerns continue to mount after Japan’s devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which may further heighten recent anxiety in the financial markets. An explosion near the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power station has industry experts talking about the possibility of a meltdown. According to Bloomberg:

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