Erica Frank Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2614 en Unfurling the nuclear mystery after Fukushima http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/unfurling-nuclear-mystery-after-fukushima How much longer can British Columbians expect to stave off nuclear radiation contamination from Japan? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/unfurling-nuclear-mystery-after-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/unfurling-nuclear-mystery-after-fukushima#comments Earth Matters World Health Erica Frank Fukushima daiichi nuclear fallout Physicians for Social Responsibility Plutonium Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Erica Frank 14679 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Personal reflections: are we really safer one year after Fukushima? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/03/11/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-are-we-safe-one-year-later 8:30 -As I leave my peacefully sleeping family, the quiet Sunday morning greets me with roads closed to cars for today’s triathlon.&nbsp;I create a sustainable transportation triathlon to today’s...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/03/11/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-are-we-safe-one-year-later" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/03/11/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-are-we-safe-one-year-later#comments Earth Matters Environment anti-nuclear power movement Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant fukushima nuclear disaster radiation SFU Simon Fraser University UBC Mon, 12 Mar 2012 01:07:00 +0000 Erica Frank 11060 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Fisker Karma car is designed to get you hot... not the planet http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/10/25/fisker-karma-car-designed-get-you-hot-not-planet A month ago, I’d sent some of my most green and playful friends an invitation to do a 20-minute test drive of the Fisker Karma, an electic-gas hybrid luxury vehicle. The car was, to quote from their...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/10/25/fisker-karma-car-designed-get-you-hot-not-planet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2011/10/25/fisker-karma-car-designed-get-you-hot-not-planet#comments Earth Matters Environment automotive displays Batmobile Dodge Dodge Coronet Station Wagon Fisker Karma green features hybrid hydro-powered Prius Tesla Roadster Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:14:00 +0000 Erica Frank 9231 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Increased thyroid cancer from radiation upsurge not expected here...for now http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/asia/2011/03/24/increased-thyroid-cancer-radiation-upsurge-not-expected-herefor-now Many government agencies have correctly stated that there now seems to be minimal preventable risk to North Americans from an airborne radioactive iodine release from a Japanese power plant. &nbsp;...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/asia/2011/03/24/increased-thyroid-cancer-radiation-upsurge-not-expected-herefor-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/asia/2011/03/24/increased-thyroid-cancer-radiation-upsurge-not-expected-herefor-now#comments World Asia Environment cancer Fukushima Daiichi International Nuclear Safety Center at Argonne National Laboratory nuclear nuclear plant Pacific Northwest radiation thyroid cancer Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:17:00 +0000 Erica Frank 6696 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Is Lower Mainland monitoring for nuclear fallout from Japan? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2011/03/13/lower-mainland-monitoring-nuclear-fallout-japan As a physician specializing in preventive medicine, I am concerned&nbsp;that there does not seem to be an audibly-announced U.S. or Canadian government policy&nbsp;on monitoring for fallout from...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2011/03/13/lower-mainland-monitoring-nuclear-fallout-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/2011/03/13/lower-mainland-monitoring-nuclear-fallout-japan#comments City CBC Chernobyl Fukishima Nuclear Reactor Japanese nuclear diaster Vancouver public health Yukio Edano Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:55:00 +0000 Erica Frank 6576 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com My Week of Hydrocarbon Dieting in Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/01/04/my-week-hydrocarbon-dieting-vancouver It started with tearful goodbyes at the Vancouver airport as my husband and son left to have Xmas in Atlanta.&nbsp; It would be the first year that I’d been apart from my 12 year old at Xmas, and my...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/01/04/my-week-hydrocarbon-dieting-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2010/01/04/my-week-hydrocarbon-dieting-vancouver#comments Earth Matters Environment Tue, 05 Jan 2010 03:31:00 +0000 Erica Frank 2767 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Out in the Cold for Climate Change: UBC Professor Hopes for "Real Deal" in Copenhagen http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2009/12/13/out-cold-climate-change-ubc-professor-hopes-real-deal-copenhagen Climate change is all about thinking globally, and acting every place you can – and that’s why I organized a rally at UBC for meaningful climate change discussions in Copenhagen.&nbsp; George Monbiot...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2009/12/13/out-cold-climate-change-ubc-professor-hopes-real-deal-copenhagen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2009/12/13/out-cold-climate-change-ubc-professor-hopes-real-deal-copenhagen#comments Earth Matters Environment biggest polluter Canada and the tar sands carbon counting Copenhagen Kyoto Accord Mon, 14 Dec 2009 07:23:00 +0000 Erica Frank 2615 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com