Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

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Why 2015 Will Be the Hottest Year on Record

  • Published: Nov 24th, 2015

Increasing greenhouse gases are the overwhelming reason why 2015 will be the hottest year on record.

Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

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Extreme Weather Trends: What We Know

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2015

What scientists know well, and what's left to learn, about extreme weather and climate change.

How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up

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How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up

  • Published: Nov 25th, 2014

Transportation accounts for 28 percent of Americans’ overall greenhouse gas emissions. Here's a look at how various modes stack up.

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.

Proposed Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Linden, NJ

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Proposed Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Linden, NJ

  • Published: Dec 29th, 2009

The CCS project proposed for Linden, NJ will use a process called gasification to convert coal into hydrogen.

CO2 Storage Areas

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CO2 Storage Areas

  • Published: May 19th, 2009

The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.

CO2 From Power Plants

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CO2 From Power Plants

  • Published: May 19th, 2009

Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels. Coal plants contribute over 80 percent of these emissions, which are actually invisible.

Amazon Deforestation

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Amazon Deforestation

  • Published: Jan 28th, 2009

Recent deforestation in Brazil has been rapid, causing greenhouse gas emissions. Some argue planting more U.S. corn for ethanol may ultimately be a contributing factor.