Daily Archives: October 3, 2013

The IPCC, Climate Change, Floods & More – Questions for Gerald Meehl (NCAR)

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Wendell Berry: Poet & Prophet

E120, food-matters,

Wendell Berry Reads A Poem on Hope

E120, e145, food-matters.

Wendell Berry Reads: The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer

E120, e145, food-matters,

Love Your Farmers Market? Bill McKibbenThanks Wendell Berry

E120, e145, food-matters,

THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “Trailer”


Published on Oct 3, 2013

Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series premiering Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8-9 p.m. ET on PBS and airing six consecutive Tuesdays through November 26, 2013 (check local listings). For more, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-ameri…

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BBC News – Fukushima leaks: radioactive water overflows tank

3 October 2013 Last updated at 12:27 ET

Workers have struggled to deal with the huge volumes of contaminated water at the damaged plant

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Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has a new leak of radioactive water after workers overfilled a storage tank, its operator says.

The workers miscalculated the tank’s capacity as it was tilted on unlevel ground, plant operator Tepco said.

It said around 430 litres (100 gallons) of water may have leaked from the tank, and could have flowed into the sea.

The plant has experienced several leaks since being crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

One of the largest leaks took place in August, when Tepco discovered a leak of at least 300 tonnes of highly radioactive water at a different part of the plant.

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Does nuclear power have a future in Japan? The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports

The latest leak was discovered by workers late on Wednesday.

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