June 23rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
One of our most popular stories over the past week was about a Nebraska nuclear power plant (or two, actually) at risk of some serious problems. A ton of people have been coming to our site via Google searches related to that for days. Normally, with such big news, we have to compete with other leading news sites for such views and may get a lot fo traffic for awhile, but generally not for several days. But, that didn't seem to happen this time. Turns out, there may have been an obvious reason for that
June 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
A fire in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant outside Omaha, Neb., plant officials said
June 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Some top green activism stories form the past week or so (that we didn't cover,.. or pieces of them we didn't cover)
June 8th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom
In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster – in which both Japanese and American authorities have consistently downplayed the dangers – it’s worth remembering that this is not the first time. (See: Japan admits total meltdown, says it was unprepared for Fukushima disaster)
For the past 60 years, our government has again and again insisted that there was nothing to worry about, that radiation levels were too low to cause any harm, and there was no cause for alarm.
Years later, often after battles in the courts, it has turned out that they were lying through their teeth
June 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Check that out! Some Greenpeace activists in Italy dropped a huge anti-nuclear banner 20 minutes into a huge Italian soccer match (and you know Italians are huge soccer fans). Furthermore, the banner stayed up for the whole game!
The game was apparently the Italian league finals for the Coppa Italia -- the Italian Cup. The two teams playing were renowned Palermo and Internazionale (Inter) Milan
May 31st, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post
As we all know, Germany has decided to phase out nuclear power. Now, it has set a specific time frame for that. Germany will shut all of its nuclear reactors down by
May 26th, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post
The Swiss government just voted on Wednesday to abandon nuclear power in their country; their last reactor will finally go offline in 2034. The nation’s five remaining nuclear power plants will slowly be phased out, and no new reactors will be built. The government had already suspended approval for three new nuclear power stations in March, due to safety concerns
May 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
That's not the kind of thing you want to hear, especially not with the flooding going on. But, reportedly, Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant workers in Mississippi "accidentally released water from an abandoned unit into the river." A large amount of tritum, a cancer-causing radionuclide, was in the water according to sensors
April 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
One of our loyal readers (the creator of the environmental music film above) passed on to me that Florida Power & Light (FPL) wants to put two new nuclear reactors on the shores of Biscayne Bay and the South Florida Wildlands Association is organizing a mock evacuation and rally for tomorrow (Saturday) in opposition to such a plan. Here's more
April 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
The title above comes fro the YouTube page. For more, watch the video
April 12th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi
After a month of partial and failed fixes to three of the Dai-ichi Fukushima nuclear plants, the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan (NISA) has just now raised the level of severity to '7' -- the same rating ascribed to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Its previous rating of the disaster's severity had been '5'
April 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Top green news and commentary of the last day or so.
April 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Top green news and commentary of the last day or two. Check it out (top of the top is bold, source key is at the bottom)
April 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Following my first top 37 green stories post yesterday, here's some top green news and commentary from the past day or so
April 4th, 2011 | by Chris Milton
Germany will shut down all its nuclear power stations by 2020, according to the government's Secretary of State for the Environment and Nuclear Safety, Jürgen Becker.
His comments were made earlier today to Reuters during a meeting of the International Renewable Energy Association (IREA) in the United Arab Emirates
April 4th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
I've compiling and sharing top green news from around the internet on 7 news pages here on Planetsave for about a month now. Perhaps you've noticed that, perhaps not.
I've decided to pull out what I think are the top 37 (this number could increase) stories each day and share them in morning posts on Planetsave as well -- for those who don't want to skim through hundreds of stories or who are dedicated to RSS or email news
March 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Here's an interesting infographic for you -- all you wanted to know about radiation and more. A nice follow-up to the radiation dose chart I shared last week