Category Archives: history

World’s Worst Energy Accidents in Environmental Perspective

I began my three-part series on energy accidents to answer the question: “What about Chernobyl?” This type of concern invariably comes up whenever nuclear power is discussed, as fear of nuclear accidents is something that is cemented into our cultural … Continue reading

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“What About Radioactive Wastelands?” A Look at Chernobyl’s Effects on Nature

“What about Chernobyl?” is a question many people ask whenever nuclear power is discussed. In my first look at that question, in the previous article, I put the World’s Deadliest Energy Accidents in Perspective. But many people will point out … Continue reading

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UNEP’s Narrow-minded Views on Innovation

World’s energy production needs all the innovation it can get, but UN-director Erik Solheim appears not to have gotten the memo. GUEST AUTHOR: This piece was written by journalist Øystein Heggdal, and it was originally published in the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen on … Continue reading

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When My Grandma Asked Her Königsberg Pen-Pal About Hitler

An inside perspective into the mind of an aryan citizen of Germany in the 1930s – how the ideas leading to the holocaust were planted in the minds of its people. Continue reading

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Delving Deeper into the Roots of Organic

I would love to hear news of the organic agricultural movement getting ready to adopt a more evidence-based approach, no longer shunning methods solely on the claims of not being ‘natural’ enough.
And who knows, maybe it will happen? Continue reading

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