Nuclear power has saved 370 times more lives than it has ended in the last four decades, says a NASA paper. Despite the horrors of Japan's ongoing nuclear disaster, we'll need to rely on nuclear power for the sake of the environment and human health.
Apr 8, 2013 Fast Company Co.Exist
Supplying power and transportation to 10 billion people while limiting hazardous emissions may be the defining challenge of the century. Many energy analysts think renewables won't get us there, and are betting on a nuclear energy miracle.
Mar 12, 2013 The New York Times
After decades of rapid urbanization, the emirate is now contending with a wide range of challenges to its environment and infrastructure.
Oct 30, 2010 The New York Times
Pres. Obama has come out in favor of developing more nuclear power plants, and the public is warming up to the idea because of the climate change benefits of switching from coal. Hendrik Hertzberg looks at the politics of atomic power.
Mar 22, 2010 The New Yorker
State legislators in Illinois have lifted a 23-year ban on building nuclear plants within the state.
Mar 17, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times
Small-scale nuclear reactors could be a new, cheap way to provide power for neighborhoods. But their inherent controversy remains.
Feb 20, 2010 National Geographic
Thorium is much cleaner, more efficient and safe than uranium, and doesn't leave any waste that can be weaponized. Could a thorium-based nuclear power industry save the U.S.?
Jan 4, 2010 Wired
A Russian manufacturer has announced plans to build a nuclear energy plant on a floating platform near the Bering Sea.
Jul 11, 2009 The New York Times
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is called the nation's most contaminated place, with pits containing nuclear waste like plutonium. It's also a historic site in terms of America's dabblings with nuclear weaponry, and now it's open for tours.
Jul 1, 2009 Miller-McCune
While nuclear energy is being touted as a possible savior for global warming, an updated MIT study says the technology hasn't progressed and is still too expensive.
May 24, 2009 The Wall St. Journal