Plants and Climate Change

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Plants and Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2011

A visual look at six plant species that are already being affected by climate change.

Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011

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Ruthless Tornadoes of 2011

  • Published: May 24th, 2011

Photos from one of the worst tornado seasons to ever hit the U.S.

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.