Month: February 2014
He’s made progress on Iran, but the rest of the president's nuclear agenda has stalled.
To beat back chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever, human behavior has to change.
The radioactive legacy of the US nuclear weapons program has spawned the most costly, complex, and risky environmental cleanup effort ever undertaken, with a long-term liability estimate ranging up to $1 trillion.
As Elaine Scarry argues in a new book, government by the people is impossible in a “thermonuclear monarchy.”
For decades before it was selected for closure, the Treasure Island Naval Station in San Francisco Bay overhauled military ships and housed nuclear war academies that used radium, plutonium, and cesium 137 in their training courses. The Navy knew for years that those materials were not always in safe hands. But it did not acknowledge that history publicly, and as a result, workers preparing for civilian redevelopment may have inadvertently spread radioactive material around the island, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has found in a yearlong investigation co-published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
In this column, the vice chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission provides frequent, raw updates of the events unfolding at Fukushima.
A post-Cold War program converted 20,000 nuclear warheads into electricity for civilian use. Why stop now?
At the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit, participants should define measurable long-term goals.
Iran and other countries have much to learn from Seoul.
Decades before Sochi, the Bulletin had concern that terrorists might obtain nuclear material.
Running vehicles on ammonia could reduce carbon dioxide emissions to levels far below those achieved by other alternative fuels, such as natural gas or ethanol derived from corn.
Organizers hope a second conference on the humanitarian effects of the use of nuclear weapons hope it can spark discussions of a worldwide ban on nuclear weapons, or at least a ban on their use.