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News Flash (Not): Western Water in Peril

A new report from the federal Bureau of Reclamation may offer the most comprehensive forecast yet for western water in the 21st century — but few surp… Read More

Time Running Out for Delta Fix

Time is running out to fix Northern California’s beleaguered Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. That seems to be the consensus from the latest major meeting of officials and stakeholders. Read More

Chernobyl, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Over Yet

Chernobyl, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Over Yet

The problem, according to some critics, is twofold. First, the Soviet penchant for secrecy kept scientists from gathering good information on the actual amount of radioactive contamination that blanketed the affected area.… Read More

In Tennessee, Heat Waves Diminish Nuclear Power Output

In Tennessee, Heat Waves Diminish Nuclear Power Output

The Browns Ferry upgrades will be enough to combat heat waves similar to those seen in 2010. Whether they are able to withstand the earlier and more intense heat waves of the future, on the other hand, isn’t something the TVA knows.… Read More

In Sarasota, Businesses Take Small Steps to Confront Climate Risks

In Sarasota, Businesses Take Small Steps to Confront Climate Risks

Howe is careful to point out that, like business owners in other parts of the country, Sarasota’s small business owners aren’t making bad decisions; they’re simply trying to balance short-term business needs with long-term risks.… Read More

Fossil Fuel Expansion Continues with New Coal Mining, Offshore Drilling

Fossil Fuel Expansion Continues with New Coal Mining, Offshore Drilling

Wyoming is already the coal mining capital of the country, as well as of the world. There is more energy stored in Powder River Basin coal than in any oil or gas field on the planet.… Read More

Shift in Boreal Forest Has Wide Impact

Shift in Boreal Forest Has Wide Impact

As warmer temperatures make the northern latitudes more accessible to development, the region's vast and pristine wetlands and peat lands are increasingly vulnerable.… Read More

Higher Winds, Higher Waves: But Is It Climate Change?

Higher Winds, Higher Waves: But Is It Climate Change?

Beyond that, the effect of stronger winds seems to be greater toward the centers of the oceans — the places, in other words, where wind turbines aren’t being built at this point.… Read More