Earlier this month we did a story on the pace of Kentucky’s legislature. By the halfway point, they had passed fewer bills than in the last three 60-day sessions. Everyone interviewed in the feature said – for better or for worse – the last few weeks of every session is the crunch time when most […]
It’s nearly spring, and nuclear is in the air. Some state legislators are attempting to lift a ban on building new nuclear reactors in Kentucky. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. just delivered a speech at Murray State University, denouncing nuclear as prohibitively expensive and still unsafe. And E.on-US’s CEO Vic Staffieri told Louisville Rotarians yesterday that coal-fired power plants are much cheaper to build than nuclear plants.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened earlier this week. The vault, located in Norway and funded by the Norwegian government, is the world’s insurance policy on a host of threats that could destroy important crops, from global warming and war, to natural disasters like drought, flood and wildfire. The media have nicknamed it the “doomsday […]