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What Are the Greenhouse Emissions from Nuclear Power? Watch Video

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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? Watch Video

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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? Watch Video

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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 to harness its energy - for power and for weapons.

Where in the World Is Nuclear Power? Watch Video

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Where in the World Is Nuclear Power?

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

How Do We Get Electricity from Nuclear Energy? Watch Video

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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 turbine that drives a generator to make electricity.

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power? Watch Video

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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 with radioactive waste disposal, and weapons.

Has Global Warming Stopped? Watch Video

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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 gone away

Taking the Carbon Out of Coal Watch Video Science Behind the Story

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Taking the Carbon Out of Coal

Carbon capture and sequestration or CCS is a technology that can remove carbon dioxide emitted by a power plant and store it underground. Climate Central visits the site of a proposed coal plant in Linden, NJ to find out how it is done.