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Public Fear Of Nuclear Isn’t Why Nuclear Energy Is Fading

March 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

Fear of nuclear power is vastly overrated as an issue among pro-nuclear advocates. Like conservatives in the USA up to the Secretary of the Interior blaming non-existent eco-terrorists for west coast wildfires, it's a strawman, a convenient fiction that the nuclear advocates share among themselves to avoid the harsh truth


Google Earth: Glowing Green Sea.. Near Scottish Nuclear Power Plant

January 27th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

It is the sort of headline that grabs your attention and suggests doom in the same year that one (of the many) Mayan Calendars is "doomed" to end. Deadline reports that a local pursuing their countryside on "Google Earth" suddenly noticed that the sea near the Hunterston B nuclear power plant, Ayrshire, Scotland was luminous green on Google Earth. Concerned they alerted officials to the glowing problem


Yes, Cell Phones Are Bad for Your Child (Probably)

October 22nd, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

Studies, studies, and more studies have been done to research cell phone safety – do they cause brain tumors? The World Health Organization officially classified cell phones’ radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as cancer-causing (cue massive debate), not long after Dr. Devra Davis claimed that cell phones were especially dangerous to children. Dr. Davis may be right after all; new research published in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine indicates that kids absorb more radiation than adults. This is, in a nutshell, bad


Are Cell Phones Killing Bees? How the False Meme Spread

May 12th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

You may have seen the sensational stories on the Internet the past 24 hours that it’s finally been confirmed: Cell Phones KILL Bees! The only problem is… it’s NOT confirmed. That’s not what the study says. It’s not even what the original article says. How did this meme spread EVERYWHERE in just 24 hours



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