Canada is positioning itself up to be a leader in a new age of nuclear power by exploring the use of small modular reactors. While the technology is still years away from being built, it's renewing long-held concerns by some about radioactive waste and accidents.
Adding to his growing stack of policies aimed at averting the climate crisis, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, one of the 23 Democrats running for president, announced the fourth part of his Climate Mission.
Inslee released an expansive plan on Monday that attempts to capture and rein in the full range of what's propping up the fossil-fuel economy, from big banks, to lax drilling laws, to federal subsidies.
To meet the goals of the resolution, the design and construction industries will retrofit millions of structures and build many more. In the process, they could create a more just and resilient country.