Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.
A graphic comparing the output of small modular reactors to conventional nuclear power reactors.
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.
In November 1995 Climate Central's Shari Bell (then with CNN), traveled to Chernobyl in the Ukrainian republic, as part of the CNN team reporting on the lingering effects of the disaster nearly a decade after the explosion.
Recent human activity is having such a significant environmental impact on the planet that we may be entering a new geologic epoch, known as the Anthropocene.
A new study highlights 180 regions in the U.S. where sea level rise is likely to have a major impact. Here are photos of the 20 cities with populations over 300,000 which are likely to be affected.
Some wild winter weather has hit parts of Central and Eastern regions of the U.S. in the past few weeks. We take a look at some of the hardest-hit regions.
With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin Ã¢Â€Â” lifeblood of the Southwest Ã¢Â€Â” appears headed for a day of reckoning.