Can nuclear power catch a break?

Can nuclear power catch a break?

By Cooper Wetherbee Nuclear power plants have always held a unique place in the American psyche; the aftermath of reactor accidents like Chernobyl and Three Mile Island have created a deep-set cultural distrust of fission reactors as a source of electric power, a distrust parodied through The Simpsons’ bumbling protagonist Homer Simpson. A dilapidated and […]

Breaking Down California’s Plastic Bag Ban

Breaking Down California’s Plastic Bag Ban

By Cooper Wetherbee, environmental columnist Starting midway through next year, customers at California grocery stores will no longer be asked whether they want paper or plastic. On September 30, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 270 into law, making the state the first in the Union to ban single-use plastic bags. By July 1, 2015, under […]