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.

The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch

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The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch

  • Published: Feb 22nd, 2011

Recent human activity is having such a significant environmental impact on the planet that we may be entering a new geologic epoch, known as the Anthropocene.

20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

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20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

  • Published: Feb 9th, 2011

A new study highlights 180 regions in the U.S. where sea level rise is likely to have a major impact. Here are photos of the 20 cities with populations over 300,000 which are likely to be affected.

Wild Winter Weather

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Wild Winter Weather

  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2011

Some wild winter weather has hit parts of Central and Eastern regions of the U.S. in the past few weeks. We take a look at some of the hardest-hit regions.

Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

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Colorado River Basin Supply vs. Use

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin — lifeblood of the Southwest — appears headed for a day of reckoning.

Water, Water, Everywhere: 2011’s Floods

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Water, Water, Everywhere: 2011’s Floods

  • Published: Jan 14th, 2011

Massive floods struck three countries this week: Australia, Brazil, and Sri Lanka

Global Surface Temperature Anomalies

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Global Surface Temperature Anomalies

  • Published: Jan 13th, 2011

Different groups of scientists use different methods to track global surface temperatures, but the data shows the same warming trend.