Overload: Nuclear Sites in Fault Zones, the U.S. Chamber Versus Your Air, and More

A roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Environment HQ.

A map mashup of nuclear reactor sites and the USGS-described "seismic hazard zones" in the United States.

The Union of Concerned Scientists has perhaps the most helpful FAQ published yet about the Japanese nuclear crisis.

Just how necessary is nuclear power?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. our air: a brief history.

"Coal has served its purpose, but let's move on," says the American Lung Association.

Every single Republican on the House Energy Committee refused to acknowledge that climate change was real and man-made.

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

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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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