As Dr. Heidi Cullen reports, the suffocating heat comes on the heels of the government's release of the new climate "normals". Every 10 years, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculate the 30-year averages for temperature and precipitation from thousands of U.S. locations.
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Engineers who design nuclear plants can plan a worst case scenario, but this may not be enough to prevent all accidents.
Both India and China have big expansion plans for nuclear power. Here's a look at why they are expanding and what the risks are.
What weÃ¢Â€Â™ve known as Ã¢Â€ÂœnormalsÃ¢Â€Â for our climate during the past decade will very likely change soon.
We donÃ¢Â€Â™t know what it will cost to build the next nuclear power plant in the US.
Greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power are low by just about any measure.