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Accidents and Disasters news and analysis from The Nation
July 29, 2021
Tokyo’s Games Are Harming the Nuclear Weapons Ban Movement
By paying lip service to the Fukushima disaster and the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan, these games are downplaying the growing danger of nuclear catastrophe.
June 11, 2021
Do African Lives Matter?
The response of the outside world to the latest disaster in the Democratic Republic of Congo suggests the answer is no.
June 4, 2021
How to Make Money Off a Pandemic
The Trump administration saw the pandemic not for what it took away but for what it offered.
May 18, 2021
Steven Donziger Wants to Convince ‘a Different Jury’
Denied legal judgment by his peers, the lawyer who took on Chevron wants the world to know about his persecution.
May 17, 2021
Exhuming California’s St. Francis Dam Disaster
The unrecognized past of America’s newest national monument presents a chance for us to better understand our present environmental challenges.
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May 11, 2021
Parking Lot Crematoria Burn Through the Night as Covid-19 Overwhelms Delhi
Rage at Modi builds amid catastrophic government failure.
May 5, 2021
Hello, Poetry, You ‘Lamenting Pleasure’
Reading poetry over the phone, David Ferry and loved ones find an antidote to loneliness.
Elizabeth Emma Ferry
April 28, 2021
Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War
When “How are you doing?” is also a question of politics and the world.
April 20, 2021
Humanity Faces a Climate Emergency—Shouldn’t That Be News?
A sense of catastrophe has faded even as the environmental emergency has intensified.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 31, 2021
In the Depths of the Pandemic, Tracing My Family’s Contact
A family grapples with disappearance, loneliness, and angst during a pandemic.