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
Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story by A. Funahashi
Nuclear Nation (trailer) by Atsushi Funahashi is a documentary about the exile of Futaba’s residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Since the 1960s, Futaba had been promised prosperity with tax breaks and major subsidies to compensate for the presence of the power plant. The town’s people have now lost their homeland. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film questions the real cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.
EarthSayer Atsushi Funahashi
Why is Coal So Angry?
How The Exxon Valdez Disaster Still Affects Victims Today
GasLand by Josh Fox
Last of Energy Resources are in the Territories of Indigenous Peoples by Erick Gonzalez
Global Warming and Nuclear Energy by Amory Lovins
Nuclear Power Plants and Global Warming by Helen Caldicott
Kumi Naidoo Scales Cairn's Arctic Oil Rig
Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, by Professor Burleson
The Perils of Fracking by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
No Fracking in Colorado by Misha Luzov
Tar Sands Resistance March
Nuclear: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive by Kevin Kamps
What is the Fracking Process by Chesapeak Energy
TED Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? Brand and Jacobson
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
Deep Drilling Fracking, Deep Pockets by Common Cause
Ecuadorian Indigenous Peoples opposed to oil development
Making A Documentary About Haynesville by Gregory Kallenberg
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Trying to Create Clean Coal Technologies by Nicholas K. Akins of AEP
The Sinkhole That's Swallowing Louisiana by Ben Depp
Promised Land (movie trailer) with Matt Damon
The History of Fracking by Russell Gold
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
Last U.S. Nuclear Test by Konstantin Kakaes
Haynesville Movie Trailer: Largest Natural Gas Field in the U.S.
The Last Mountain
Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years After the Exxon Valdez Spill
Chinese CoExist with Coal
Energy: The Next 10 Years Really Matter by Alexander Van de Putte
Transporting Coal through the Pacific NorthWest
A Danger on the Rails from the The New York Times
Portland, Oregon: Train Tankers and Tar Sands Oil
Japanese Director A. Funahashi talks about his film Nuclear Nation
Contamination of Ecuador's Rainforest: The Chevron Tapes
From Atomic Bombings to Fukushima, Japan Still Pursues a Nuclear Future
Natural Gas Wells in Pennsylvania: an infographic