MAP: Is The Next Fukushima in Your Backyard?

Clockwise from top left: Byron Nuclear Station; Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant; Perry Nuclear Plant; Brunswick Steam Electric Plant. Each experienced a "near miss" in 2012. Photos via NRC/Flickr

Two years after Fukushima, some US nuclear power plants are still having meltdown scares.

Large Rise in CO2 Emissions Sounds Climate Change Alarm


Hopes for ‘safe’ temperature increase within 2C fade as Hawaii station documents second-greatest emissions increase.

The Scariest Climate Change Graph Just Got Scarier


New research takes the deepest dive ever into historic climate records—and comes up still blaming humans for recent warming.

How Climate Change Worsened Violence in Syria

Syrian rebels rally in Aleppo last November. Pau Rigol/ZUMA

International security experts explain how low rainfall can evolve into violent conflict.

Can This Contraption Make Fracking Greener?

Courtesy Picarro

A California company says its new tool can help plug methane leaks. But the proof will be in the fracked pudding.


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