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A Tale of Two Coasts

Comparison of early to mid-summer conditions along the eastern seaboard vs. the West Coast.

Clouds & Climate: A Key Mystery for Researchers

YALE E360 - As climate scientists wrestle with the complexities of how the planet will react to rising greenhouse-gas levels, no variable is m…

Climate in Context: August 27, 2010

New Study Detects Familiar Behavior in Distant Star; Scenes from an Antarctic Ice Core Drilling Project.

Podcast: Grappling with America’s Difficult Climate Choices

Tracking Temperature for a Better Look at Climate Change

A new report discusses the irreversibility of climate change.

Record-Breaking Heat

Who’s the Climate Expert Here?

When it comes to climate science, why don't the experts' opinions matter?

Honesty Is Always the Best Policy

ON EARTH - The author of Time's first cover story on global warming looks at climate coverage now.

Questioning Mainstream Climate Science from Within

Criticism of climate science is now coming from within, as well as outside, the mainstream climate community.

Falling Off the Climate Reporting ‘Balance’ Beam

Wall Street Journal article shows flaws in point/counterpoint approach.

Wind Energy

Why do we get less than 2 percent of our energy from wind?

What Are the Greenhouse Emissions from Nuclear Power?

Greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power are low by just about any measure.

What is Nuclear Waste and What Do We Do With It?

Radioactive waste is an unavoidable by-product of nuclear power that requires safe storage.

How Was Nuclear Energy Discovered?

Nuclear power results from radiation, which was discovered around 1900. It took several decades after that for scientists to understand how t…

Where in the World Is Nuclear Power?

Over 400 nuclear reactors are operating today in the world in 30 different countries.

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power?

Nuclear power emits much lower greenhouse gas emissions than electricity from coal but there is risk of a reactor accident, unresolved issues…

How Do We Get Electricity from Nuclear Energy?

The energy released from the nucleus of an atom – nuclear energy – is harnessed today by heating water to make steam. The steam turns a tu…

Arctic Whiplash

Ben Strauss explains why a late freeze at the North Pole doesn't mean much at all.

Has Global Warming Stopped?

Global warming has slowed a little over the past decade or so, but nobody with a clue about climate change thinks this means the problem has g…

Proposed Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Linden, NJ

The CCS project proposed for Linden, NJ will use a process called gasification to convert coal into hydrogen.