| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:53 PM
It's one thing to hear a legislator or industrialist extol "clean nuclear energy"; it's something else when the person singing those praises is an environmentalist. In "Pandora's Promise," Robert Stone has gathered the testimony of five people whose...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Iran is well on its way to becoming a nuclear power — and it is doing so with the stated objective of destroying the Jewish state of Israel.
Despite having only limited access to Iran's nuclear facilities, the International Atomic Energy Agency of...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Connecticut is not exactly known for having long, walkable stretches of shoreline. Not unless you want to be arrested for trespassing on someone's private beach or jetty.
But there is a place where you can walk along a beach on Long Island Sound for...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Last week: Diana Nyad. Cuba. 110 miles. Young-at-heart, no matter the age of a body. This story was so much more than just the endurance of an inspiring figure, and overcoming fear, past failure and ignoring those would have said it could never be done...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:02 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
Last week the Independent featured two articles about water that will have a significant role in shaping the future of our city. Neither article depicted the city as having a part in planning its future. ...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The fate of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant was apparently sealed last month when it became clear that a potential lengthy series of hearings would likely have to be held before the coastal facility could be powered back up.
The plant, which...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down.
Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:02 PM
While activists praised Friday’s announcement that the San Onofre nuclear power plant would be retired, those who live near the coastal facility expressed mixed emotions about the fate of what has become a familiar landmark and a nagging source of...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Mailbag: A letter in the June 27 Huntington Beach Mailbag "H.B. needs to act now against Poseidon" was edited to say "The San Onofre nuclear power plant has reached the end of its usefulness." The writer was referring to the AES plant on Pacific Coast...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Masao Yoshida, the plant manager who led the fight to bring Japan's Fukushima atomic station under control during the 2011 nuclear disaster, has died. He was 58.
He died Tuesday of esophagus cancer at a Tokyo hospital, according to a statement from...
| Jul 12, 2013
The title of Harumi Abe's new exhibit, "134 Days and 21 Hours," refers to the "walking" distance (thanks to Google Maps) between her home in Hollywood, shared with her husband and two dogs, and her childhood home in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
If the two...