Bill Gates on vaccines, conspiracy theories, and climate crisis

The billionaire philanthropist on his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster," the Covid conspiracy theories about him, and why he doubts our ability to get a net-zero energy grid by 2035.deforestation

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Climate change and 'advanced nuclear' solutions

As the dust continues to settle from the 2020 election, winners and losers are starting to appear. One victor could be carbon-free energy and storage industries.
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España: Compromís, PSPV, EU, Podem y ERPV piden no prorrogar la central nuclear de Cofrentes

El próximo 20 de marzo acaba el actual permiso de explotación de la central nuclear de Cofrentes. La propietaria, Iberdrola, ya ha gestionado su prórroga.

Scientists concerned with radioactive fallout from America's nuclear plants

For decades, the U.S. government has compensated employees who got cancer from working inside plants that made America's nuclear weapons. Now, a growing number of scientists say this radioactive threat may not stop at the fence line.


Nuclear power backers hopeful Biden's climate focus will boost industry

Backers of nuclear power hope U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's focus on curbing climate change will boost the industry which is currently plagued with shutdowns.

Mississippi plant raises concerns about nuclear power

Challenges at the largest single-unit U.S. nuclear power station are raising questions about the electric industry's argument that nuclear power provides reliability and decarbonizes the grid.

Climate could pay the price as Europe's nuclear plants age

Nuclear power capacity able to supply roughly 60 million homes is scheduled to close this decade as utilities struggle to replace northwest Europe's ageing reactors, raising the risk of higher carbon emissions as fossil fuels plug the gap.

Floating 'mini-nukes' could power countries by 2025, says startup

Floating barges fitted with advanced nuclear reactors could begin powering developing nations by the mid-2020s, according to a Danish startup company.
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La nuclear de Chernobil aspira a ser declarada Patrimonio de la Humanidad

El gobierno de Ucrania prepara un informe que pretende presentar a la Unesco el primer semestre de 2021.

The UK’s quest for affordable fusion by 2040

For decades, fusion has been the alchemy of our technological age. So, how feasible is the UK’s plan to build a commercially viable fusion power plant by 2040?

Small nuclear reactors would provide carbon-free energy, but would they be safe?

Regulators have approved designs for 12 small reactors to be built in Idaho, but opponents say the project is dangerous and too late to fight climate change.

Japan dumping nuclear waste water into ocean sparks global outrage

The Japanese government is about to announce the dumping of more than 1 million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. This is an official decision that could come by the end of October, according to Japanese media reports.

Climate change poses high credit risks for nuclear power plants: Moody's

Close proximity to large water bodies increase the risk of damage to plant equipment that helps ensure safe operation.

How to build a nuclear warning for 10,000 years’ time

The nuclear waste buried far beneath the earth will be toxic for thousands of years. How do you build a warning now that can be understood in the far future?

An FBI investigation shows Ohio’s abysmal energy law was fueled by corruption

Electric utilities’ corruption problem is much bigger than FirstEnergy’s alleged bribery of Larry Householder.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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