This year's Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be busier than usual and the 2011 summer forecast calls for some extreme weather. Heidi Cullen makes the climate connection.
Dr. Otis Brown of the University of Miami explains the difference between climate and weather, and the utility of both weather forecasts and climate models in today's society.
Why do we get less than 2% of our energy from wind?
Greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power are low by just about any measure.
Radioactive waste is an unavoidable by-product of nuclear power that requires safe storage.
A facility processing uranium ore into nuclear power plant fuel can process the ore into fuel for a nuclear weapon instead.
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 Ã¢Â€Â“ for power and for weapons.
Over 400 nuclear reactors are operating today in the world in 30 different countries.