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An Atomic Catch 22: Climate Change and the Decline of America’s Nuclear Fleet

Nuclear energy currently generates a majority of America’s carbon-free electricity. It is an energy source that we cannot afford to keep — and also cannot afford to lose.

by Eric Scheuch |May 5, 2020
A nuclear power plant concept based on a new reactor design

Could New Nuclear Reactors Power America’s Low-Carbon Future?

A documentary featuring Earth Institute scientists suggests next-generation reactors could be a safe and clean way to replace fossil fuels.

by |November 9, 2017
A screen shot of the nuclear plant proximity analysis combined with the interactive global population density Google Earth map.

New Study Maps Reactor Safety Worldwide

An analysis and interactive map appearing in Nature News provide new insights and a spatial context for assessing some of the risks associated with nuclear power plants.

by |April 26, 2011