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Energy Secretary Steven Chu will Not Deny Love Affair with Solar Panel

February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."

The Important Media Network Celebrates Women’s Rights & Vaginas

August 29th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

To help raise awareness and promote more discussion about issues of women's rights, next month our Important Media blog network will feature a wide range of stories promoting the rights and accomplishments of females. Many of our websites, from Green Living Ideas and Eat Drink Better to Planetsave, will all be celebrating ladies by highlighting diverse subjects related to the rights of women. Please visit Ecolocalizer and our sister blogs next month for more information. !Viva la vagina!

Nuclear Radiation Leaking from California’s San Onofre Reactor

February 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The San Onofre nuclear power plant was shut down again this week, due to another radiation leak in one of its reactor's steam generators. The amount of radioactive water that was released is said to be minimal, but specific details have not yet been released. Over 7 million people live within a hundred miles of the crumbling energy facility

Banktransferlujah!! Money Transfer Action Day!

November 3rd, 2011 | by ecolocalizer

This Saturday thousands of people around the country are transferring their money from large corporate banks, into small financial institutions, community-oriented cooperatives and credit unions. We've been doing this for some time, check out our own Dragonfly's amazing stealth video during our successful campaign against JP Morgan Chase and their financing of Mountaintop Removal

Faith, Faithlessness, and the Occupation in Between

November 3rd, 2011 | by ecolocalizer

Join critically acclaimed author, KtB editor, and founder Jeff Sharlet, and the unstoppable evangelists of anti-consumerism Reverend Billy and Savitri D for a discussion about religion and politics in the Occupy movement and beyond. The conversation, held at the renowned Midtown performance space The Tank on November 15, will be hosted by Killing the Buddha

One Bank to Rule Us All

October 5th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

Mordor, complete utter evil, and throwing the one ring into the Cracks of Doom immediately came to mind when I saw this image illustrating the rapid consolidation of all our nation's banks. So much power, influence and money in the hands of so very few has created an inhumane Sauron like behemoth banking system whose only cruel desire is for more and more. We the people are being systematically crushed, devoured and regurgitated within the relentless grinding cogs of this corrupt unsustainable machine

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Helps Create International Blackout

September 10th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

On September 8th, 2011, just after 3:30 on a very hot summer afternoon, the entire electric power grid from Arizona to Mexico and southern California, went dark. A critical link in our nation's underfunded power infrastructure was severed near Yuma, Arizona; this disruption created intermittent low wattage throughout our interconnected power supply, which then triggered the San Onofre Nuclear Power plant to completely shut down. The automatic closure of the nuclear plant then created an escalating snowball effect throughout the system, causing the largest blackout in the entire history of this region

Nuclear Power, Japan and Hope

July 13th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

The United States national soccer team's dramatic come back in Germany last week against Brazil in the last seconds of the game is the stuff that legends are made of. The performance of the U.S. goalie, the aptly named Hope Solo, was also utterly awe-inspiring. Solo is a working class kid from Richland, Washington; which is also the home of the decommissioned Hanford Nuclear site, the most contaminated nuclear waste site in the western hemisphere

Switzerland Abandons Nuclear Power

May 25th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

The Swiss government just voted on Wednesday to abandon nuclear power in their country; their last reactor will finally go offline in 2034. The nation's five remaining nuclear power plants will slowly be phased out, and no new reactors will be built. The government had already suspended approval for three new nuclear power stations in March, due to safety concerns

Say Goodbye to Nuclear Power

March 20th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

It's the end of the world as we know it, but that is not a bad thing. This is the dawn of a new era in which the planet's residents finally realize that nuclear energy was a really bad idea. The horrific growing nuclear meltdown crisis in Japan is hopefully going to be the wake up call that we need to begin dismantling all of the nuclear reactors on the planet. Sustainable energy sources, like solar and wind, are now not only far cheaper than nuclear power, they are safe, clean and easy to repair when something goes wrong

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