Europe 'has failed to learn from environmental disasters'


John Vidal

Europe has failed to learn the lessons from many environmental and health disasters like Chernobyl, leaded petrol and DDT insecticides, and is now ignoring warnings about bee deaths, GM food and nanotechnology, according to an 800-page report by the European Environment Agency.

How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

Submitted by ninaoyen1 on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:07

Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has been hooked on fossil fuels. This fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing ecological and economic ruin by 2050. 

At present we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power. However, it’s not too late – if we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction.

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Rochelle Becker


Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility

Subject Matter Expert

Rochelle Becker has been active on nuclear safety issues in California for 35 years. She co-founded the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility in 2005 to focus on her experience working with elected representatives and oversight agencies - both state and federal.  Rochelle has testified before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, California Energy Commission, Regional Water Quality Control Board, as well as the state legislature and Congress.

Extended nuclear generation outage increases Southern CA's energy prices relative to Northern CA

Submitted by eortiz5000 on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 09:46

Historically, wholesale power prices for Northern and Southern California tracked closely with one another, indicating minimal market differences between the two areas. However, after the shutdown of SONGS in early 2012, the relatively inexpensive nuclear generation produced by SONGS had to be replaced with power from more expensive sources. Consequently, since April 2012 Southern California power prices have persistently exceeded Northern California prices, with the spread averaging $4.15/MWh, or 12% of the Northern California price.

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Process of an Online Transaction

Submitted by marcela1991 on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:29

This image displays the process of an online transaction. The image shows the flow of how a customer can purchase a product online. After, the transaction is completed when the money is withdrawed from the customer's bank into the merchant's bank. The flow chart displays the facile manner in which an electonic purchase can be made. 

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Fukushima radiation alarms doctors

Scientists and doctors are calling for a new national policy in Japan that mandates the testing of food, soil, water, and the air for radioactivity still being emitted from Fukushima's heavily damaged Daiichi nuclear power plant.


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