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Voices worldwide say no more nuclear power

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 22:36

Reverberations from the Fukushima crisis are being felt around the world, as plans to build new nuclear power plants are being challenged. The safety of existing plants is being questioned. The cost of nuclear power is projected to rise, and the...

Forgetting Fukushima?

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 4:00

Less than two weeks ago, the world's community was united in grief following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the country's escalating nuclear crisis. But in the past seven days, a national and global tragedy...

Increased radiation detected in Japan’s food and water

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 23, 2011

For days we’ve heard conflicting reports about the safety of radiation levels in the food and water in Japan. Just a few days ago, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government stated that radiation levels had decreased in the city. However,...

Mourn the dead; fight for the living. Solidarity and protest

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | March 23, 2011

There I was standing, amongst the 400-odd people who had gathered at India Gate, overwhelmed by mixed emotions. The energy and enthusiasm was contagious. Just weeks after the triple tragedy struck humanity in Japan, people from all...

Nuclear energy isn't needed

Feature story | March 22, 2011 at 2:46

Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo wrote the following opinion piece for the New York Times/International Herald Tribune

Update: Fire burns at reactor 3 and food contamination concerns rise

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 21, 2011

The Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear crisis continues, marked by confusion and a lack of information and transparency. Today, our team of nuclear experts and monitors followed reports of grey smoke coming out of the spent fuel pool of the...

Japan Jaitapur: The similarities are scary, technology dangerous

Blog entry by Karuna Raina | March 20, 2011

The incidents in Japan have shocked the world. Every time the television flashes images of destruction, I wonder how long and how much will this country have to suffer? The rise of Japan, since it was struck 66 years ago, is legend and...

Update: Call for improved evacuation and radioactivity plans

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 20, 2011

It's been 10 days since the series of explosions and radiation leaks that led to the devastating crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant . As radioactive contamination grows and conditions remain critical, we are calling for improved...

Pressure at reactor 3 stable, concerns over radioactive food rising

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 19, 2011

Earlier today, we told you about a build up in pressure at reactor #3 that could result in the venting of radioactive air and steam into the atmosphere. According to reports from NISA, that release was not necessary and didn’t happen.

Fukushima update: Radiation detected in food and water far from stricken nuclear facility

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 18, 2011

While the workers at Fukushima are continuously spraying reactor unit 3 with water from fire fighting and special forces trucks, the wider implications and impact of the nuclear disaster are becoming clearer. Traces of radioactive...

बजट सत्र में सार्थक पहल, अभी लम्बा् है सफर

Blog entry by डा. सीमा जावेद | March 18, 2011

अगर हम एक तरफ जनवरी 2011 में हुए बजट पूर्व परामर्श और ग्रीनपीस की जीवित माटी अभियान के लगातार प्रयासों के नतीजों पर नज़र डालें तो इनसे बदलाव की एक सार्थक पहल साफ दिखायी दे रही है। हालांकि अभी लम्‍बा सफर बाकी है। इस बार बजट सत्र में...

Fukushima update: radiation levels remain high

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 17, 2011

After days of news reporting one explosion after another at the Fukushima nuclear plant, there is finally a break in reports of new explosions. Radiation levels remain high around the plant. All efforts are being focused on...

They are talking soils

Blog entry by Gopikrishna S R | March 16, 2011

Finally, there is attention on soils. The Finance Minister tried to give it some importance during his budget speech. A day after the budget speech, a few concerned parliamentarians quizzed the Agriculture Minister, Sharad Pawar,...

Where to find good information on the nuclear crisis in Fukushima

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | March 16, 2011

Today was, unfortunately, another day of uncertainty, confusion, danger and struggle in Japan. Here are some links to help you get a picture of what's happening. IMPORTANT: If you are in Japan , the Japan Times has a good ...

Daily News: On Nuclear Debate

Blog entry by Angela S | March 15, 2011

Top News: Our thoughts remain with people of Japan today as the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached another critical phase. Radiation is feared to have leaked after apparent hydrogen blasts at two more reactors. The...

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