Three Mile Island

What U.S. Energy Policy Needs: Less Coal, More Uranium

With cleaner air and energy self-sufficiency high on America's list of priorities, our irrational dislike of nuclear power looks increasingly imprudent. China, France and the U.K. have raced ahead safely on nuclear power: It's well past time for the U.S. to start catching up.

How Past Environmental Disasters Changed America

Corporate disasters can lead to unprecedented changes in the way business and government operates. For example, the massive 1969 oil spill off Santa Barbara, Calif., helped give birth to the environmental movement.