Day: September 10, 2019

Unfurling The Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy

Rob Van Vleet secures a wind turbine blade onto an oversized truck at the Kimball Wind Farm in southwest Nebraska. Christina Stella/Harvest Public Media hide caption toggle caption Christina Stella/Harvest Public Media Rob Van Vleet secures a wind turbine blade onto an oversized truck at the Kimball Wind Farm in southwest Nebraska. Christina Stella/Harvest Public…

Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Will Have to Be Dumped in the Ocean, Japan’s Environment Minister Predicts

Tanks containing contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Image: APA remark by Japanese environment minister Yoshiaki Harada about dumping wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean has sparked outrage among Japanese fishermen and environmental groups. Harada made the comments earlier today during a press briefing in Tokyo, reports…

Why Amazon Employees Are Protesting Over Climate Change

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images)On September 20, over 1,000 Amazon employees—mostly made up of staff at the company’s Seattle headquarters—will walk out of Amazon offices to protest the company’s inaction over climate change, as part of the larger global climate strike. The strike, led by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, is a protest against the continued…