Environmentalists advocating for nuclear power have led a push to extend the operating life of Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant. Japan and Germany consider similar extensions.
The Biden administration is in the final stages of reviewing its North Korea policy, and sees the recent test as on the "low end" of a "familiar menu of provocations."
The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Trump's warning came after the U.S. urged a special meeting of a United Nations nuclear watchdog which monitors Iran's compliance with the agreement.
The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule that would essentially subsidize older fuel sources to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission cried foul.
Nuclear civil defense fell out of favor in the latter years of the Cold War. But, as North Korea builds its nuclear arsenal, local officials are reluctant to bring it back.
More than two months after a mysterious radioactive cloud was detected over Europe, Russia's nuclear industry denied that a nuclear reprocessing plant was the source of the plume of ruthenium-106.
Western scientists say they may never know the source of the cloud of ruthenium-106 that hovered over Europe last month. But what little data there is suggests a research facility inside Russia.