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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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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

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In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

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