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Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

What scientists know well, and what's left to learn, about extreme weather and climate change.

How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up

How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up

Transportation accounts for 28 percent of Americans’ overall greenhouse gas emissions. Here's a look at how various modes stack up.

Small Modular Reactors: How Do They Measure Up?

Small Modular Reactors: How Do They Measure Up?

A graphic comparing the output of small modular reactors to conventional nuclear power reactors.

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.

Future Renewable Fuel Standard Targets

Future Renewable Fuel Standard Targets

Renewable Fuel Standards designate the minimum levels at which several categories of biofuel are consumed through 2022.

US Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions

US Fossil Fuel CO2 Emissions

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel have been growing steadily in the US and are projected to continue growing until 2030 and beyond if no legislation is passed to reduce emissions.

CO2 Injection

CO2 Injection

CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.

CO2 Capture

CO2 Capture

In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.