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Lifting the crude oil export ban would magnify already substantial ship traffic risks off Alaska’s coastline

Mar. 24, 2014 / Posted by: John Kaltenstein / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Arctic shipping, Heavy fuel oil, John kaltenstein

The Aleutian Islands—an archipelago stretching for over a thousand miles from the coast of southeast Alaska towards the far east of Russia—is remote and ruggedly beautiful terrain. Its shores and surrounding marine waters, including th...

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Fukushima lessons still haven't been learned three years later

Mar. 18, 2014 / Posted by: Katherine Fuchs / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy / Tags: Katherine fuchs, Nuclear power, Nuclear reactors, Nuclear regulatory commission, Nuclear waste

Three years ago this month an earthquake struck Eastern Japan, sparking a tsunami and a triple reactor meltdown in Fukushima. While the disaster has faded from much of the world’s memory, it is an ongoing tragedy for the 83,000 residents of ...

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