Mississippi and Ohio River Flooding

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Mississippi and Ohio River Flooding

  • Published: May 9th, 2011

Striking photos from recent flooding of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

Wildfires in the West

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Wildfires in the West

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In 2006, wildfires burned seven million acres in the West, the equivalent area of five of the country's largest national parks.

In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

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In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In a desert state like Nevada, heavy rains promote plant growth but can lead to more wildfires.

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

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In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

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Can Rain Cause More Fire?

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.

Small Modular Reactors: How Do They Measure Up?

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Small Modular Reactors: How Do They Measure Up?

  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011

A graphic comparing the output of small modular reactors to conventional nuclear power reactors.

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

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Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

  • Published: Apr 24th, 2011

For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.

My Chernobyl

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My Chernobyl

  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2011

In November 1995 Climate Central's Shari Bell (then with CNN), traveled to Chernobyl in the Ukrainian republic, as part of the CNN team reporting on the lingering effects of the disaster nearly a decade after the explosion.