By Kiah Collier/Texas Tribune A controversial radioactive waste dump in far West Texas is one step closer to being able to accept high-level nuclear waste. A controversial radioactive waste dump […]
For a time, Fukushima Dai-ichi’s 2011 triple-reactor meltdown seemed to herald the demise of the global nuclear industry. Japan took all of its plants offline. Germany — with a strong […]
So all eyes shift to Obama where murkier statements on nuclear’s roll in the national energy mix began to clarify with Dr. Chu now in ascendancy.
Yes, let’s “pay attention to his words.” Risks of nuclear power? McCain’s response is “blah, blah, blah.”
The ad is scare-your-pants-off serious. I don’t know what the budget for the campaign sits at or where this sucker ran, but it certainly was on par — or approaching parity with — those fullpage “filthy coal” ads that preceded the Guv Perry ass-kicking protests that shot down coal-plant fast-tracking in the state. Will we ever see the same come from the anti-nuking efforts of a rapidly coalescing assortment of regional critics?
While Iran brays against the extension of nuclear trade between the United States and India, voices elsewhere, including the United Arab Emirates have been more encouraging. UAE leaders have reasons to cheer – perhaps chief among them is the hope that proliferation of such trade suggests their own nuclear-power ambitions will be welcomed by the international community as well.
While the “Drill Me – Drill You” mantra has pressed offshore derricks and scenes of middle-aged Republican coitus to the forefront of popular consciousness, there’s a lot more to this here debate than crowd hysterics. What you may not have heard about is the proposed opening of the national treasury to all things nuclear.
Rick Perry traveled to Los Angeles to lay out his energy plan for Texas. I’m just amazed. Not that Perry — along with Governors across the windy Plains states — see the bonanza to be had in wind energy (or that they continue to give short shrift to sun), but that the only counterpoint offered to Perry’s pimping for more nuclear investment came from our dear Karen Hadden up at SEED. I guess our girl has finally arrived (or Smitty was busy).
Okay. I have a lot to answer for. For starters, I cry out when I am terrified by the careening industrial machine and what it is doing to this planet. […]
We could save the planet the nice way, by way of conservation and non-deadly renewables. Or we could just go on rampaging as we always have.
David Crane of NRG Energy (San Antonio utility’s partner in two proposed nukes plants in Matagorda County) wants to let the rampage continue, and says nuclear is just the enabling tool we need.
State Sierra Club leaders are hoping to scuttle a highly controversial radwaste disposal license granted to Waste Control Specialists back in May with a last-ditch legal grab for a contested […]
Lord knows, I have paid my dues arguing climate science with entrenched and avowed deniers of human-induced climate change, or this here global warming. This past week I got tangled in another thread where the host raised the spectre of climate change but tried to keep the course of conversation on his topic of choice, chiefly the need to go nuclear.
Agribusiness fertilizer runoff and urban wastes rush the Gulf through our creeks, streams, and rivers. There they spawn massive algal blooms that suck the oxygen out of the water creating […]
Just as I was beginning to enjoy Wired again, they pulled a horrendous bait-and-switch with one of those overdone “everything you thought you knew about environmentalism is wrong” feature assemblage of featurettes. Stark reverse text is scrawled over a safety orange and lime cover.
Lo and behold, the sun is truly breaking on San Antonio. Thanks in large part to the man we celebrated at his 95th bday this week, Mr. Bill Sinkin. You can find him above explaining plans for a new solar bowtie to SA Editor Bob Rivard. (And why not? We showed off Japanese designs last week for a solar-powered bra.)
Why is this man filming me?
What about his buddy in the Ranger with the viewfinder glued to his eye?
Several men with digital recorders and hard hats took part in a digitized stand-off Saturday as a group of about 20 uranium-curious amateur photographers toured mining operations outside Kingsville sans invitation.
Former Greenpeace member Patrick Moore and reborn nuclear power champion has had a busy schedule as a paid promoter of atomic energy, most recently glad-handing with the Victoria Economic Development […]
Those of us concerned about these little words — water, future, living, etc. — were happy to see that the three-day conference, Forecast: Climate Change Impacts on Texas Water, got […]
As McCain cozies up with San Antonio’s evangelical warmonger John Hagee (a relationship likely not to catch a media blaze the way Obaman’s radical Rolodex has) other less altruistically motivated […]
Public relations flacks and advertorial assassins have been all over the board lately: enacting paid word-of-mouth ad campaigns (wherein the newspaper adage, “If your mother says she loves you, check […]
As surely as much-anticipated There Will Be Blood (Hi, Christine!), the story of one man’s despotic devotion to oil wealth over humanity, is finally hitting South Texas cinemas, the power […]
As uranium prospectors begin to scour and drill across South Texas once again, folks across the region are increasingly organizing to protect our limited groundwater supplies from in-situ leach mining. […]