Sep 21 2012

Twitter Link Round-Up: Makers of Pink Slime Sue and Elephant Slaughter on the Rise

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Feb 03 2012

Twitter Link Round-Up: Environmental Mentions in the State of the Union and Pythons Decimate Everglades Mammals

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Jan 27 2012

Twitter Link Round-Up: Seaweed Could be the Next Alternative Fuel and Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

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Jul 15 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: More on ExxonMobil Spill and Resistance to Keystone XL Pipeline

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Mar 25 2011

Twitter Link Round-Up: More Nuclear News and World Water Day

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Afraid you missed something interesting in the world of environmental law?  Read on for a (non-comprehensive) list of articles posted on our Twitter feed @WMELSBlog.

– MJ: @MotherJones The Gulf Gets Oiled, Again http://mojo.ly/fGYTbk (RT)

– NYT: @nytimes Crisis in #Japan is reviving a fight in the US over spent fuel rods stored at Yucca Mountain http://nyti.ms/gdccbf

– Guardian: @guardianeco Obama administration announces massive coal mining expansion http://gu.com/p/2zxyv/tf (RT)

– LAT: @LATimesscience Japan’s fishing industry a major casualty of nuclear crisis http://lat.ms/hx6Ohy (RT)

– SA: @sciam The results of a forensic study of the #BP blowout preventer http://bit.ly/eSga7e

– NG: @NATGEONEWS Could a hole in the #ozone be forming over the north pole? http://bit.ly/hJ4He0 Continue Reading »

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Mar 14 2011

Earthquake in Japan Causes Explosion and Possible Meltdown in Nuclear Plant

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Satellite view of the coast around Sendai before (left) and after (right) the tsunami of 11 March. Source: NASA Earth Observatory

On Friday, Japan was devastated by a tsunami that was triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the east coast. The wave hit Honshu Island, Japan causing huge amounts of flooding. So far, 300 bodies have been found with 86 confirmed as dead and over 300 still missing. Compounding the disaster, the earthquake triggered an explosion in Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 1 on Saturday, and in Reactor 3 this morning.  Those Japanese that remained in their homes near the nuclear plant continue to be evacuated from around the area as a meltdown seems more and more likely and radiation leaks out.  Already 11 people have been injured by the explosions, but the plant manager says that the inner containment wall remains intact. The crisis has caused a ripple of concern about nuclear power’s safety in general that has reached past Japan’s borders and begun to influence thoughts about nuclear policy in other countries, including the United States. President Obama has previously put nuclear power at the center of his plan for alternative energy sources. The administration has put forward government incentives and encouraged permits for nuclear plants as part of this plan. Now, Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and others have expressed concerns about moving forward with nuclear power in light of this disaster.  They are proposing that we take a closer look at how safe nuclear power plants really are in order to guard against a disaster like the one unfolding in Japan doesn’t happen here.  For ongoing updates on Fukushima plant, here is a great New York Times article. Continue Reading »

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