America’s two-decade old proposal to store high level nuclear waste in a mountain in Nevada just will not die.
Geologists, local senators, and President Barack Obama have all tried to kybosh plans to build a waste storage facility inside Yucca Mountain.
But yesterday three judges from the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, part of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), ruled that Obama doesn’t have the power to kill the Yucca dream.
The Obama administration released its new national space policy yesterday, and the media and blogosphere are busy dissecting the wonk-talk. When policies like this emerge— 14 pages of obsessively crafted, careful words — the experts have a field day picking them part, tallying certain words and noticing the conspicuous absence of others. Read more
Some 1,200 Participants of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Living Planet Symposium in Bergen, Norway, got a first glimpse today of a geoid map produced by GOCE, ESA’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer. Read more
Creating hybrids by crossing closely related species of plants is common pratice in horticulture, but when it comes to chorus frogs such hybridizations can be maladapative, a new study shows. Read more