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Beach erosion

New Study Forecasts Dramatic Beach Erosion Along U.S. Coastline

by Stefano Valentino | May 2, 2020 | Environment

In the time of the coronavirus, various U.S. authorities have tried to mitigate the contagion by belatedly and unevenly restricting access to beaches. Yet in the not-so-distant future, nature will accomplish what government could not, as many of these sandy areas will have been slowly wiped out by coastal erosion due to sea level rise. […]

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Trump's Nuclear Fallout

Why Government Secrecy Is More Damaging to Public Health Than Nuclear Fallout

by Robert Alvarez | Sep 11, 2019 | Environment, Foreign Policy

Much has been written about the strengths and flaws of Chernobyl—the HBO miniseries nominated for 19 Emmys that chronicles the catastrophe at the eponymous Russian nuclear power plant in 1986. In the mind of this reviewer, it’s a riveting if sobering television gem, and highly recommended. And to this newly enlivened debate over nuclear power […]

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Greta Thunberg

The New Generation of Climate Activists Are Media-Savvy Teens

by WS Editors | May 23, 2019 | Culture, Environment

Greta Thunberg was 15 when she initiated a school strike for the climate last fall outside the Swedish Parliament. Her protest, known as Fridays for Future, has since spread across the globe and has now arrived in the United States. Greta posted this call to action on YouTube. We are on a school strike for […]

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DOE's Hanford site in Washington state.

CBO Cost Estimation of Nuclear Modernization Omits Hazardous Cleanup

by Robert Alvarez | Dec 20, 2017 | Environment, Politics

With its $1.2 trillion price tag for the modernization of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and production complex, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office has induced “sticker shock” on Capitol Hill. Yet despite this enormous projected cost for rebuilding the U.S. triad of land, submarine, and bomber nuclear forces, the CBO has in fact lowballed its […]

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Trump's Potemkin Wall

Trump Plots Potemkin Wall

by Lou Dubose | Sep 28, 2017 | Environment, Foreign Policy, Politics, Uncategorized

In January 2018, contractors working for the Department of Homeland Security will begin to fulfill what Donald Trump has promised: building “a big, beautiful wall” that will separate the United States of America from Los Estados Unidos de Mexico. The path of least resistance to breaking ground on the first segment of the controversial border […]

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