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  • '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.

  • An antidote to despair

    Chip Ward’s new book, Hope’s Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land, takes a clear-eyed, optimistic look at the nation’s ecological problems

  • At Yucca Mountain, deadlines take precedence over science

    The Bush administration is ignoring the warnings of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board created by Congress, and is racing ahead with its plans to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain

  • 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

  • Follow-up

    $11 million is set aside for a nuclear trigger factory that Carlsbad, N.M., is hoping to host; Yucca Mountain, Nev., gets $580 million for nuclear waste storage; no extra water for the Rio Grande silvery minnow; Pentagon wins exemptions to environmental l

  • 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

  • Mountain of doubt

    Mountain of doubt

    The long-delayed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., faces a new challenge: Barack Obama’s presidency.

  • The Hot West

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

  • 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

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