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  • Think again before going nuclear

    Think again before going nuclear

    Russ Doty worries that neither presidential candidate is wary enough about nuclear power and radioactive waste disposal.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Bush administration finally acknowledges reality of global warming; Montana politics; Yucca Mountain 8,000-page application turned in; J.R. Simplot dies; Telluride wins fight over open space.

  • Changeable weather

    Changeable weather

    Western environmentalists get good news about Yucca Mountain, but face challenges from state legislatures. Also: Americans finally reduce their driving miles.

  • Court says Yucca Mountain design unsafe

    Yucca Mountain’s 10,000-year safety standard is ruled arbitrary by a federal court, but the Energy Department remains determined to open the site as planned

  • Go West, Democrats, in the path of Harry Reid

    New Senate minority leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., brings to Capitol Hill the lessons learned from a hardscrabble Nevada childhood

  • 'Sound science' in doubt at Yucca Mountain

    Recently released e-mails show that federal employees falsified information about the safety of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.

  • The Latest Bounce

    California Coastal Commission rejects 36 oil and gas leases; EPA proposes two-stage regulation for radiation exposure at Yucca Mountain; developer’s attorneys have to pay legal fees in lawsuit against environmentalist; wannabe border patrol volunteer lose

  • The Latest Bounce

    U.S. Geological Survey gets Yucca Mountain research funding cut; logging halted on Giant Sequoia National Monument; New Mexican politicians fight proposal to drill in Valle Vidal

  • The Hot West

    Graphics show the location of the West’s nuclear sites and uranium sources, and the nuclear fuel cycle is described

  • Waste disposal the industry's Achilles' heel

    The French have dealt with their radioactive waste for decades by reprocessing it, but the process is more problematic than it sounds, particularly in an age of terrorism

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