Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Neonuclear: The hottest fashions of the season

By Tom Lynch

March 26, 2013

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs

Nuke bombs: we have ‘em, Israel has ‘em, India and Pakistan have ‘em, and Iran and N. Korea are developing them, or have them already. Iran says they want nuclear power for energy and medical purposes, but they’re not...

Noam Chomsky on world’s ownership and progress

By Tom Lynch

September 30, 2012

Filed under Blogs

Professor Noam Chomsky of MIT, author of Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media and at least 99 other works according to Wikipedia, gave a talk this past week at the UMass Fine Arts Center. The lecture was en...

Anti-Nuke Dialogue Turns Up Heat on Vermont Yankee

By Tom Barnes

February 22, 2012

Filed under News

Grassroots activists and University of Massachusetts students gathered for a dialogue on closing the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station at the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union on Tuesday evening. The Safe and Green Energy...

Massachusetts nuclear sites face increased scrutiny

By Melanie Muller

April 11, 2011

Filed under Science & Technology

After the recent Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, nuclear reactors throughout the United States have come under increased scrutiny, and reactors in Massachusetts have been no exception. Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Senate P...

Cheap power not worth human welfare

By Dmitriy Shapiro

March 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

The biblical tale of the Tower of Babel, whether one is a believer or not, firmly warns against human hubris in competition against God or nature. There is nothing we can build that will last forever and not deteriorate, and our knowledge in any m...

Nuking the energy problem

By Yaroslav Mikhaylov

March 3, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

It is the slowly building horror story of our generation: One day, our fossil fuels are going to run out if we don’t manage to turn our planet into a pressure cooker through the global warming that results from burning fossil fuels. Much debate has been given to what sort of energy-producing sy...

Bask in the sunlight

By Matthew M. Robare

March 3, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

Frankly, oil sucks and coal and natural gas aren’t much better; all three involving burning hydrocarbons, releasing pollutants into the air and water and, in the case of coal, ripping off the tops of mountains in West Virginia and ...

Let’s go nuclear already

By Yaroslav Mikhaylov

November 14, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The age of fossil fuels will soon be over. The doomsday predictions of all of the world’s oil wells running dry are coming to fruition. Worldwide oil production hit its peak in 2005 and has been declining since, as the world’s oi...