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Can Rain Cause More Fire?

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.

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.

My Chernobyl

My Chernobyl

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.

The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch

The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch

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.

20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

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.

Wild Winter Weather

Wild Winter Weather

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.

Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin — lifeblood of the Southwest — appears headed for a day of reckoning.