Election 2016: Battle Against Climate Change

Dante's Stages for Hope in Battle Against Climate Change

Election 2016 has turned into a dismal affair of mainstream cliche, repetition, hyperbole, and mud-slinging. Neither Trump nor Clinton offer much hope, and this is tragic when one considers the high stakes concerns (changing climate, climate refugees, dwindling resources, job opportunity, transportation costs, housing relocations, etc.). According to the National Geographic, our pace of industrial development, air pollution, and consumption […]

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Hanford Nuclear Reservation Wants to Become a Park – Part 2

Map from Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to the Tri-City Development Council, the DOE-recognized Community Reuse Organization (CRO)

In Part 1 of this report the history of Hanford and the legislation supporting a new National Park, with sections of it slated for privatization are described. In Part 2, the issue with toxic pollutants entering groundwater, along with other objections are covered. Map from Public Comment Period Fact Sheet – EA-071215 – Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Land Conveyance […]

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IPPNW Townhall Combats Growing Danger of Nuclear War (Pt. 2)

1st IPPNW Asian Youth Congress in Patna, India

In Part 1, Dr. Helfand talks about three nuclear war scenarios and why we are increasingly at risk for a global-scale nuclear calamity. In Part 2, Dr. Helfand of IPPNW describes specific courses of action, including ways to educate the public and influence policy-makers about the growing danger of nuclear war.

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IPPNW Townhall Combats Growing Danger of Nuclear War (Pt. 1)

IPPNW at Seattle Townhall March 20, 2016

In Part 1, Dr. Helfand talks about three nuclear war scenarios and why we are increasingly at risk for a global-scale nuclear calamity. In Part 2, Dr. Helfand of IPPNW describes specific courses of action, including ways to educate the public and influence policy-makers about the growing danger of nuclear war.

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Comparing Radiation Therapy with exposure levels: Doing the math

250 mSv level

When the oncology team informs you that you need to receive adjuvant therapy for cancer treatment, it sounds scary–really scary, especially if it is mixed with periodic chemotherapy—and it comes after several major surgeries. Usually the cancer patient is told it will help ensure that mutant cells, which are vulnerable to things like radiation, are destroyed. The goal is to […]

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