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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.

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.

What Is The Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change? Watch Video

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What Is The Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change?

The phrases "global warming" and "climate change" are technically different, but the way most people use them - including lots of climate scientists - they mean pretty much the same thing.

How Do We Know It Is Not a Natural Cycle? Watch Video

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How Do We Know It Is Not a Natural Cycle?

When scientists look at climate variations in the past, they don't see anything like today's warming.

What Is the Greenhouse Effect? Watch Video

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What Is the Greenhouse Effect?

It's why global warming is happening, and why scientists are so worried about rising levels of carbon dioxide and other gases generated by agriculture, transportation and industry

Drilling Back to the Future: Climate Clues from Ancient Ice on Greenland Watch Video

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Drilling Back to the Future: Climate Clues from Ancient Ice on Greenland

Just before the last Ice Age, temperatures were 5 to 9° F warmer than today, and global sea level was 13 to 20 feet higher. In July 2009, Climate Central traveled to Greenland to visit scientists drilling into ancient ice for clues about this chapter of the past, and what it might say about the potential effects of global warming this century.

Greenland: Life on the Greenland Ice Sheet Watch Video

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Greenland: Life on the Greenland Ice Sheet

Accompanied by a production team from StormCenter Communications, Dr. Heidi Cullen spent some time with an international team of scientists that just wrapped up their first season toward drilling a 1.6-mile core of solid ice in Greenland to find out what life is like in this remote place.