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In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed nuclear power expert, Arnie Gundersen, who discussed how, more than four years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima, nuclear waste inside the reactors continues to bleed into the Pacific Ocean creating low concentrations of radioactivity that have already migrated across the Pacific to the west coast of North America. Steven Starr of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation briefly joined the conversation during the second hour.

In the latter half, former Nevada consumer advocate and public utility commissioner Timothy Hay addressed the attempt by power companies to crush rooftop solar energy by throwing up roadblocks to make it harder for homeowners to install, and how electric companies hate the idea of clean, plentiful solar taking away their business.

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Mars Update

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(3)In the first hour, reporter and editor for Earthfiles.com(1), Linda Moulton Howe, presented an update on the latest Mars findings, which could help answer the question about life on the red planet once and for all.
Linda said discoveries made by Mars rover Spirit in the "Columbia Hills" seem to indicate that Martian rocks have been exposed to a lot of water. According to Larry Crumpler, Ph.D., Planetary Scientist and member of NASA Mars Spirit Rover team, "early Mars was really wet and suddenly that climate just changed very early in the history and things have been a lot drier since." Crumpler theorized that the ancient waters could have soaked into the ground, remained in a liquid state by the warmth inside Mars, and developed micro-organisms deep underground. Read more at Earthfiles.com(2).

1. http://www.earthfiles.com/
2. http://www.earthfiles.com/news/news.cfm?ID=870&category=Science
3. http://www.earthfiles.com/

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