Climate change and the need for clean energy might revive America's nuclear industry but, will it? High cost and the fear of terrorism are still major issues, and without Nevada's Yucca Mountain, deadly nuclear waste has no place to go. Also, President Obama's big earmark problem, and, after ten years, a United Nations campaign against drug traffic and drug abuse has gone nowhere. Will the program be resumed anyway?
Banner image: A rail tunnel descends into the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository located in Nye County, Nevada, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Photo: Maxim Kniazkov/AFP/Getty Images