Overload: How to Follow Fukushima and Some Weekend Long Reads Overload: How to Follow Fukushima and Some Weekend Long Reads
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Overload: How to Follow Fukushima and Some Weekend Long Reads

by Ben Jervey

March 27, 2011

Every day since these charts were created, I wake up and check out the radiation levels from all around Japan, including just outside the Fukushima reactor (above).

Then I'll load up Jesse Jenkins' "nuclear crisis" Twitter feed for some wide-ranging and deep-diving updates of the situation at Fukushima.

Elsewhere, these are the five U.S. companies most dependent on nuclear power.

Some new artifacts are calling all of human history in the Americas into question.

I couldn't tell you why ABC News is compiling a maps of products that are "Made in America," but I had some fun clicking around it.

Some longer reads for your weekend:

In Discover, David Kirby explains how China is throwing up a toxic cloud that's way more dangerous than the trace radiation floating across the Pacific. And there's no end in site for China's manufacturing and industry-born plume.

George Black has an intense three-part series on energy development—dams and nukes—in the paradise of Patagonia for OnEarth.

Scary: In Scientific American, David Biello says safety concerns at American nuclear reactors are pretty much status quo.

Overload is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Overload: How to Follow Fukushima and Some Weekend Long Reads