What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power?

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power?

  • Published: Apr 25th, 2010

Nuclear power emits much lower greenhouse gas emissions than electricity from coal but there is risk of a reactor accident, unresolved issues with radioactive waste disposal, and weapons.

Proposed Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Linden, NJ

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.

What We Know For Sure

What We Know For Sure

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2009

No scientist disputes that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and that it is increasing in the atmosphere. And careful detective work shows that the increase has chemical fingerprints — from us.

Georgia: Coal and Carbon

Georgia: Coal and Carbon

  • Published: May 19th, 2009

Coal generates carbon dioxide when combusted, which is causing the world to warm. In Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electricity from coal, some coastal residents are connecting the dots between coal and changes in the local ecology and economy attributed to global warming.

CO2 From Power Plants

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.