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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Devastating deluges, record floods and deadly heat waves have raised the question of whether there’s a connection between these events and global warming.The bottom line answer is: yes.… Read More

Wildfires 2011

Wildfires 2011

Spring brings the beginning of the wildfire season.

The climate has a significant influence on America's wildfires. Wet conditions in the winter promote plant growth that can fuel a fire, and an earlier spring and hotter summer nurture a longer wildfire season.… Read More

Commemorating Chernobyl, Reassessing Nuclear Energy

Commemorating Chernobyl, Reassessing Nuclear Energy

It’s a perfect storm of nuclear anxiety: the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan; the 32nd anniversary of Three Mile Island, in the U.S; and the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl...… Read More

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California Drought Intensifies The relentless heat that has plagued the western half of the country this summer has ratcheted up California’s terrible drought.

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