by Joe Romm Posted on May 13, 2015
Nuclear power can play a modest, but important, role in avoiding catastrophic global warming -- if it can solve its various problems including high construction cost without sacrificing safety.
by Ari Phillips Posted on September 9, 2014
An energy swell has been building off Japan's coast.
by Jeff Spross Posted on April 14, 2014
Coal and natural gas use have risen in response to a plunge in nuclear generation after the Fukushima disaster. And Japan's new energy plan shows no desire to reverse that trend.
by Ari Phillips Posted on April 10, 2014
The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan didn't only shut down the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, it caused Japan to close all 50 of its nuclear plants.
by Ari Phillips Posted on February 5, 2014
The region is still struggling to recover from the devastating impacts of the 2011 nuclear meltdown.
by Hayes Brown Posted on December 30, 2013
Members of the Japanese criminal underworld are using taxpayer money to recruit homeless men for dangerous clean-up work.
by Andrew Breiner Posted on October 15, 2013
Typhoon Wipha appeared set to make a close approach to Tokyo Wednesday morning, potentially impacting Tokyo and the already-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant.
by Ari Phillips Posted on October 3, 2013
With cleanup from the Fukushima Daiichi plant far behind schedule, this week both Japan’s environment minister, Nobuteru Ishihara, and former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, a popular national figure, spoke out against nuclear power.
by Michael Conathan - Guest Contributor Posted on September 12, 2013
We went to the experts to find out.
by Michael Conathan - Guest Contributor Posted on August 29, 2013
An alarmist blog post making the rounds on Facebook is telling people to stop eating all seafood due to possible radiation from Fukushima. It's wrong.