In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
For South Africa decommissioning its nuclear plant Koeberg is a reality that cannot be ignored much longer.
China is reluctant to be more active in dealing with Pyongyang for fear of consolidating the US take over in the region.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
South African President Jacob Zuma's efforts to promote his unpopular nuclear project are weakening him politically but he still seems keen to pursue it.
Canada is a world leader in the field of neutron scattering, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994 for its invention. But the looming shutdown of facilities at Chalk River puts us on the sidelines.
Education should be for everyone not only those in formal education institutions. Popular education programmes presents an opportunity for people to learn how to contribute to a sustainable future.
Nuclear industry players tout small modular reactors as an "inherently safe," cost-effective source of electricity. The reality may be less attractive.
Treaties banning biological and chemical weapons are in place, and the path is clear to remove nuclear weapons too. Lethal autonomous weapons (killer robots) should be next.
The Cape High Court ruling which declared South Africa's nuclear energy plan as illegal may have put paid President Jacob Zuma's ambitions of clinching the deal while he is still in office.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it?
Vietnam recently cancelled it's plans for the procurement of nuclear energy. There are lessons South Africa can take from this.
In early December, the nations of the world are poised to take an historic step on nuclear weapons. Yet Australia sticks out like a sore thumb among Asia-Pacific nations in arguing against change.
Back in the early 1900s, if you felt a bit sluggish you could reach for a beverage enhanced with radioactive elements to really add some pep to your step. It wouldn't be a healthy choice, though.
The argument put forward by Eskom that it can handle South Africa's controversial nuclear build programme is fundamentally flawed.
There are fears that that the nuclear build in South Africa is being driven for the benefit of the politically connected rather than the national good.
The anti-nuclear movement in the U.S. is at a critical juncture as worries over climate change grow.
South Africa's nuclear plans have been put on hold. In light of recent events in the country, pressure is being put on the government to halt the process.
South Australia's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended a nuclear waste site for the state.