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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.

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