What Are the Greenhouse Emissions from Nuclear Power?

  • Published: April 28th, 2010

Greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power are low by just about any measure.

What is Nuclear Waste and What Do We Do With It?

  • Published: April 27th, 2010

Radioactive waste is an unavoidable by-product of nuclear power that requires safe storage.

How Was Nuclear Energy Discovered?

  • Published: April 26th, 2010

Nuclear power results from radiation, which was discovered around 1900. It took several decades after that for scientists to understand how to harness its energy - for power and for weapons.

Where in the World Is Nuclear Power?

  • Published: April 25th, 2010

Over 400 nuclear reactors are operating today in the world in 30 different countries.

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Nuclear Power?

  • Published: April 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.

How Do We Get Electricity from Nuclear Energy?

  • Published: April 25th, 2010

The energy released from the nucleus of an atom – nuclear energy – is harnessed today by heating water to make steam. The steam turns a turbine that drives a generator to make electricity.

Has Global Warming Stopped?

  • Published: February 12th, 2010

Global warming has slowed a little over the past decade or so, but nobody with a clue about climate change thinks this means the problem has gone away

Taking the Carbon Out of Coal

  • Published: December 26th, 2009

Carbon capture and sequestration or CCS is a technology that can remove carbon dioxide emitted by a power plant and store it underground. Climate Central visits the site of a proposed coal plant in Linden, NJ to find out how it is done.