The earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan raised new concerns about the risk of another nuclear reactor disaster. The explosion of the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT gives our citizens cause to re-examine the risk assumed by the public. At this writing, the full extent of the damage to the plant, the community, and the environment is unknown - it will take years.
At the same time concerns over the high risks associated with extracting natural gas and as noted in a Financial Times article is "energy that comes from the same place as our drinking water. Extracting it had better be safe. The political fault lines over hydraulic fracturing (hence the term fracking) have been easy to predict for anyone paying attention to the controversies over climate change and genetically modified organisms. France’s national assembly voted to ban fracking while in the US its been full steam ahead in 32 states. These are high risk alternative energy sources.
Curated by mokiethecat
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
Energy producers, transporters and brokers of coal, specifically, Ambre Energy and Arch Coal Inc. have put Southwest Washington and the Pacific Northwest in the spotlight with proposals to transform ports into key shipping hubs in a worldwide realignment of valuable oil and coal resources. Under 14 different plans and operations, Washington and Oregon ports would essentially serve as a vast transfer station for the coal and oil being extracted from America's heartland, where raw materials are sent to domestic and overseas markets, primarily in Asia, demanding fuel and electricity for growth. This is a trailer for the documentary, Momenta which explores the impact of these plans and the citizen groups opposed to such plans.
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Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
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Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
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The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons (trailer)
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Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
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Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
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Tar Sands Resistance March
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
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Fukushima's Ongoing Impact by Helen Caldicott
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Chinese CoExist with Coal
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
The Last Mountain
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Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Costs Up Another $4.5B by Tom Carpenter