An abandoned repository of over 3.1 million cubic feet  (87,782 cubic meters) of radioactive debris left over from nuclear testing in the South Pacific is in danger of being cracked open by rising ocean levels, threatening to spill large amounts of the nuclear waste contained within—including highly-toxic plutonium—into the surroundingread more

There has been a great deal of concern over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program as of late, with PDRK dictator Kim Jong-Un threatening, on numerous occasions, to launch a nuclear attack against the United States. These concerns have focused primarily on the possibility of a direct nuclear strike, but experts speaking at a House of Representatives hearing held on October 12 pointed out that, while a limited nuclear exchange with direct strikes would cause terrible destruction, North Korea could conceivably wipe out 90 percent of the population of U.S. within a year with the deployment of a single device: the detonation of a high-altitude EMP bomb.