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Native American tribes concerned about climate, uranium, nuclear

U.S.: “We All Breathe the Same Air and Drink the Same Water”By Kyra Ryan SANTA ANA, New Mexico, Dec 5 (IPS) – Some 8,000 kilometres from the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Native American environmental experts from 66 tribes came together at a summit here this week to address the most pressing needs in their communities – problems, all emphasised, that know no geographic boundaries. Continue reading

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Secrecy in India about troubled nuclear industry

India’s atom state The Daily Mail Ramachandra Guha 7 Dec 09 THE most secretive institution in India is the Atomic Energy Commission. Although its power plants profess to produce goods for the benefit of the public, they are not judged by the standards of profitability and accountability that the market imposes on other industries. Continue reading

December 7, 2009 Posted by | 1, India, secrets,lies and civil liberties | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Insurance industry taking Climate Change seriously

What Copenhagen means for insurers Business Spectator, by John Heath7 Dec 2009 “…….. – Munich Re – is demanding a result from global political leaders in the Danish capital.
In a new look at ‘The challenge of the 21st century’, Munich Re’s profoundly researched data shows climate change is having a visible impact on natural catastrophe losses. Continue reading

December 7, 2009 Posted by | 1, 2 WORLD, climate change | , | Leave a comment

Radioactivity problem in tapping natural gas

Tests show high concentration of radioactive waste in Marcellus The Ithaca Journal By Tom Wilber •twilber@gannett.com • December 6, 2009, Radioactive waste from the Marcellus is an issue state regulators will have to anticipate as they draft new rules for tapping the massive natural gas field under the Southern Tier. Continue reading

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Dubious security of India’s nuclear plants

Pressing the radio buttons THE FINANCIAL  EXPRESS Huma Siddiqui Dec 07, 2009 Radioactivity is invisible, has no smell, makes no sound—in fact it cannot be detected by any of our senses. Yet, in case of a radioactive spill arising out of a nuclear accident, harmful effects to human mankind can be unimaginable.

The recent contamination of a water cooler in Kaiga nuclear power plant in Karnataka has once again raised question marks Continue reading

December 7, 2009 Posted by | 1, India, safety | , , , , , | Leave a comment