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The unfolding events in Japan are a sobering reminder that nuclear power is a dangerous technology. Many U.S. reactors are located in areas where they could be vulnerable to harm in the event of an...

The unfolding emergency in Japan is a sobering reminder of the inherent danger of nuclear power. This post reviews information ranking U.S. nuclear plants in terms of the risk that they could be damaged in...

The unfolding nuclear emergency in Japan is a sobering reminder of the dangers of nuclear power. This post provides a list of all U.S. reactors that share the same design as the stricken Fukushima Daiichi...

The unfolding nuclear emergency in Japan is a sobering reminder of the dangers of nuclear power. Should a similar accident occur in the United States, it could have dire consequences. More than 100 million Americans...

A variety of notable people are calling for a moratorium on the construction of new nuclear power facilities, changes in nuclear safety measures, and other responses in light of the unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan....

The scale and breadth of the economic opportunities presented by offshore wind are astounding. Every offshore wind installation requires not only turbines, but also foundations made from hundreds of tons of steel, submarine cables, transformers...

Rejecting passenger rail on ideological grounds is like rejecting the fork or the screwdriver as “too liberal.” Passenger rail is a tool – one that works very well for some purposes in some situations, and...

2009 and 2010 were big years for clean energy in Ohio. The state saved big through efficiency, and saw several big new solar projects come on line. If clean energy is going to really take...

Let’s consider several news articles from this past week. First, from the Central Florida News’s article “Governor Rick Scott Remains Opposed to High Speed Rail”, we learn that Florida’s governor is sticking to his plan...

Neither of these findings about the impacts of global warming and Americans' support for a cleaner environment are at all surprising. One hopes that these latest studies can cut through the fog of media ignorance...

Our new report, "Safer by Design," tells the story of of 14 leading businesses that have taken the time to think carefully about their products and services, designing new ways to deliver the quality that...

The rise of the highly efficient gasoline powered vehicle shows, yet again, that while whiz-bang new technologies are exciting – and will certainly be needed to deal with America’s urgent environmental problems – there is...

I knew in my bones the moment I first heard about the recent winter weather-induced rolling blackouts in Texas that someone would use it as an opportunity to take politically motivated potshots at efforts to...

New data from the Maryland Department of the Environment show a remarkable drop in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from Maryland’s power plants, thanks to the state’s Healthy Air Act that passed in 2006....

On a per-commuter basis, congestion levels are lower than they were five years ago, or even a decade ago.

The climate is like the Apollo 13 spaceship – dangerously out of control and one false move from catastrophe. We don’t have the perfect tools to fix it, and we can only hope that the...

The "dead zones" in waterways such as the Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay, coupled with the myriad water quality problems faced in areas with heavy agribusiness activity, pose an environmental crisis that is similar...

There seems to have been a sea change in EPA’s attitude toward environmental information: one that now prioritizes getting data out to the public as quickly as possible and providing multiple tools to help users...

If Breakthrough and its colleagues can use their agreement on energy R&D to help build a sensible "third way" consensus on climate and energy policy, more power to them. But I suspect that what's really...

On October 11, Constellation Energy stumbled over the massively high cost of building a new nuclear reactor. After the federal government refused to give the company a loan guarantee for free, Constellation decided that it...

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