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War Fever 20.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
There is a fever that seizes this land from to time and it is the fever of war, a condition that this time seems immune to all known cures, starting with reason, as Daniel Lazare explores.  By Daniel Lazare  Special…Read more →
'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Here's how Minnesota is doing with renewable energy 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Just ahead of Earth Day, MPR News takes stock of the state's moves away from coal and toward renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
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Solar energy is at risk 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Solar energy is at risk
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Contamination from a nuclear cleanup forced a shutdown. Investigators want to know who is responsible 16.4.2018 LA Times: Nation

As crews demolished a shuttered nuclear weapons plant during 2017 in central Washington, specks of plutonium were swept up in high gusts and blown miles across a desert plateau above the Columbia River.

The releases at the Department of Energy cleanup site spewed unknown amounts of plutonium dust...

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Gunning Down the Easter Bunny: The Weaponization of Everyday Life 16.4.2018 Truthout.com
(Photo: Anadorado / Getty Images) Guns. In a country with more than  300 million  of them, a country that's recently been swept up in a round of protests over the endless killing sprees they permit, you'd think I might have had more experience with them. It takes less than two minutes to support the bold, independent journalism at Truthout. What are you waiting for? Click here to donate now! As it happens, I've held a gun only once in my life. I even fired it. I was in perhaps tenth grade and enamored with an Eagle Scout who loved war reenactments. On weekends, he and his friends camped out, took off their watches to get into the spirit of the  War of 1812 , and dressed in homemade muslin underclothes and itchy uniforms. I was there just one weekend. Somehow my pacifist parents signed off on letting their daughter spend the day with war reenactors. Someone lent me a period gown, brown and itchy and ill-fitting. We women and girls spent an hour twisting black gunpowder into newspaper scraps. I joked that ...
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Blowing in the wind: Plutonium at former nuclear weapons site 16.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
As crews demolished a shuttered nuclear weapons plant during 2017 in central Washington, specks of plutonium were swept up in high gusts and blown miles across a desert plateau above the Columbia River.
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Don’t be warrior nation or China pawn: ex-envoy Haqqani to Pakistan 15.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Mr. Haqqani, who was in India last week for the launch of his new book ‘Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State’, said the country needs to “re-think its overall direction”, including in the economic sector.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt gets top deputy despite Democratic opposition 13.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Andrew Wheeler's role is especially critical right now.
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Doomsday Machines 11.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The Doomsday Machine, published this month by Bloomsbury, is Daniel Ellsberg’s account of the 1960s U.S. nuclear weapons program told from his experience as a consultant to the Pentagon and the White House. Ellsberg drafted Defense Secretary Robert McNamara’s nuclear war…Read more →
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Ohio Power Company Has Few Allies in Bailout Bid 9.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
FirstEnergy is waging a lonely fight as it seeks to persuade the Trump administration to bail out its struggling coal and nuclear-power plants through an unprecedented emergency action that experts say would effectively end America’s largest competitive electricity market.
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's troubles have no easy remedy 9.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's troubles have no easy remedy
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Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition 8.4.2018 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal....
How Do You Tell the Kids that Grandma Is in Jail for Resisting Nuclear Weapons? 8.4.2018 Truthout.com
"Our grandma is in jail," Madeline tells a woman wrestling a shopping cart at Target. "She went over a war fence and tried to make peace," Seamus adds helpfully. "They arrested her, and she is in jail now." "Where?" the woman asks, looking from them to me in disbelief and maybe pity. "We don't remember," the kids say, suddenly done with their story and ready to make passionate pleas for the colorful items in the dollar section over the woman's shoulder. "Georgia," I say, but I don't have a lot of energy to add detail to my kids' story. They hit all the high points. "There's a lot going on these days," she says. I agree, and we move on into the store and our separate errands. I was happy not to say more at that moment, happy to avoid a sobbing breakdown at Target, happy to wrestle one little bit of normal out of a very abnormal day. My mom, Liz McAlister, who turned 78 in November, had been arrested deep inside the King's Bay Naval Base in St. Mary's, Georgia in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Along ...
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The Energy 202: Fox News disrupts Pruitt’s otherwise friendly conservative media tour 5.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Fox News disrupts Pruitt’s otherwise friendly conservative media tour
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Solar Energy Set a Global Record Last Year, Mostly Thanks to China 5.4.2018 Mother Jones
A new report shows that last year the world moved away from relying on fossil fuels and toward replacing them with renewable energy—solar energy in particular. Solar power “rose to record prominence” in 2017, according to the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report released Thursday by United Nations Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg […]
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China leads global solar energy investment as US, Europe lag 5.4.2018 AP Business
BERLIN (AP) -- A U.N.-backed report shows more money was invested in solar energy last year than in any other power source, with China responsible for much of the boom....
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In Eastern Europe, the E.U. faces a rebellion more threatening than Brexit 5.4.2018 Washington Post
In Eastern Europe, the E.U. faces a rebellion more threatening than Brexit
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The Energy 202: Environmentalists, ethics experts question Scott Pruitt's unusual hiring practice 4.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Environmentalists, ethics experts question Scott Pruitt's unusual hiring practice
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US museum stalls Hiroshima exhibit over nuke weapon ban push 3.4.2018 AP National
A museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico (AP) -- a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb which helped end World War II - has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons....
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