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22.10.2013

Dirty truths withheld by nuclear industry

Dirty truths withheld by nuclear industry

In an article titled “Call for the nuclear truth” published in the Hong Kong Standard October 21, 2013, writer Qi Luo began with: “Nuclear power is neither efficient nor clean – and an alliance wants textbooks to get this message through. The Hong Kong Alliance against Nukes said… »

10.10.2013

Bees also affected by pollution. Risks to food production

Bees also affected by pollution. Risks to food production

We reported in Pressenza the importance of considering the effects of burning fossil fuels on health, as the discussions brought on by the evidence presented in the most recent report about climate change, making a very strong case for fossil fuel burning being responsible… »

03.10.2013

Chemical Weapons Syria: expert opinion on UN Report

Chemical Weapons Syria: expert opinion on UN Report

While investigating the UN Report on chemical weapons (CW) use in Ghouta, Syria, mideastreshuffle.com sought a multitude of opinions from experts and others who offered insightful observations. The  findings were published in an article titled: Questions Plague UN Report on Syria. To learn more… »

02.10.2013

In the light of the recent surveillance scandals, a German journalist is barred from his flight to the United States

In the light of the recent surveillance scandals, a German journalist is barred from his flight to the United States

Reporters Without Borders demands an explanation from the American border control as to why Ilja Trojanow was denied access to the United States. The German writer/journalist was stopped at the Salvador da Bahia airport (Brazil) on September 30, 2013, as he was about to board… »

24.09.2013

Questions Plague UN Report on Syria

Questions Plague UN Report on Syria

A senior United Nations official who deals directly with Syrian affairs has told Al-Akhbar that the Syrian government had no involvement in the alleged Ghouta chemical weapons attack: “Of course not, he (President Bashar al-Assad) would be committing suicide.” When asked who he believed was responsible for the… »

10.08.2013

Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment

Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment

Titled, “Renaissance in Reverse”, subtitled: Competition pushes aging USA nuclear reactors to the brink of economic abandonment, Mark Cooper, Senior Fellow for Economic Analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School, released his report July 18, 2013. In his executive summary, Mark Cooper says: “Although Wall Street analysts expressed concerns about… »

08.08.2013

Thorium Reactors and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: “The Promise and Peril of Thorium”

Thorium Reactors and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: “The Promise and Peril of Thorium”

There are many exaggerated claims made by promoters of thorium-based nuclear reactor technology as an alternative to the present generation of uranium-based reactors. One of those claims is that the use of thorium “fuel” instead of uranium fuel eliminates the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation because “thorium-fuelled… »

28.06.2013

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Kyodo News reported June 25, 2013 that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has measured a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In a sample collected June 21, around 1,100 becquerels of tritium per litre was found, the… »

27.06.2013

US supreme court: genes cannot be patented

US supreme court: genes cannot be patented

June 13th 2013 should go into history as one of those rare days when common sense and the interests of the people rather than those of corporations actually prevailed. The US supreme court ruled that human genes are natural and cannot be patented, a decision acclaimed by scientists and human… »

11.06.2013

US congress urged to create commission to investigate mass snooping

US congress urged to create commission to investigate mass snooping

Reporters Without Borders calls on the US Congress to create a commission of enquiry into the links between US intelligence agencies and nine leading Internet sector companies that are alleged to have given them access to their servers. The commission should also identify all the countries and organizations that… »

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