Tag Archives: irrational fears

¥50 trillion for renewables needed to end nuke power

The nation will have to invest at least ¥50 trillion in renewable energy by 2030 if nuclear power is completely phased out, the government estimated Tuesday.

It also predicted that households would see their monthly energy bills, including gas and other sources, nearly double if the phaseout goal is to be reached by 2030, rising to as high as ¥32,243 on average, compared with ¥16,900 in 2010. Continue reading

Thirst for Energy Shapes Japan’s Ties

Russia and Japan are poised to seal an agreement this weekend that could lead to a liquefied-natural-gas shipping terminal in this far eastern city, in the latest sign of how Japan’s heightened quest for energy is shaping its relations with the rest of the world. Continue reading

Alleged GM experiment raises fear for parents

The parents of children in Hunan province who took part in a study allegedly involving genetically modified rice have expressed concerns over possible health hazards. The move comes as one of the authors of the study, Yin Shi’an, denied that the project used GM food. Continue reading

James Conca: Germany — Insane Or Just Plain Stupid?

After the tsunami destroyed the Fukushima plants, Germany moved quickly to shut eight nuclear power plants, and made plans do away completely with their nuclear capability. Continue reading

Nuclear waste seeks a home

Picture this: you’ve lived in the same house for more than half a century, and never taken out the garbage. Continue reading

Eye-roller: Nicholas Kristof does Big Tobacco

Big Chem, Big Harm? – NEW research is demonstrating that some common chemicals all around us may be even more harmful than previously thought. It seems that they may damage us in ways that are transmitted generation after generation, imperiling not only us but also our descendants. Continue reading

Food processing: Telling the other side of the story

Longtime journalist says antagonism toward processed food requires strong, consistent response. Continue reading