contraception, such as IUDs and implants, and restrictive laws in some states are driving the continuing decline.
A third of America’s nuclear power plants could be taken offline in the next several years, with competition from natural gas driving down energy prices and making nuclear power a money loser. Nuclear power currently generates 20 percent of the country’s electricity. Replacing the electricity produced by a single nuclear reactor would require building more than 800 average-size wind turbines or 15.8 million solar panels.
Hospitalizations for amphetamine use increased 245 percent from 2008 to 2015, compared with a 45 percent increase for other drugs, including opioids. More than 10,000 people died from meth-related overdoses last year.