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Nuclear Industry Hopes to Expand Output with New Reactors

The U.S. nuclear industry is generating less electricity as reactors retire, but now plant operators are hoping to nearly double their output over the next three decades, according to the industry’s trade association. The massive scaling-up envisioned by the utilities …

Australia Fights Court Ruling of a Climate Duty of Care

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Monday began its legal challenge to a judge’s landmark decision that the administration has a duty of care to prevent future climate change. The Federal Court battle over a proposed coal mine …

Fires Without Precedent Rage in Usually Cool, Wet Northwest

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Numerous wildfires burned in Oregon’s forested valleys and along the coast, destroying hundreds of homes and causing mass evacuations. Farther north, flames devoured buildings and huge tracts of land in Washington state. Officials said the number …

The Arctic is on Fire: Siberian Heat Wave Alarms Scientists

MOSCOW — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world. The thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees …

Study Finds Greenhouse Gases to Billow on Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Boom

HOUSTON, Jan 14 — A multi-billion dollar boom in petrochemical plants proposed along the U.S. Gulf Coast could pump as much greenhouse gas into the air as 131 coal-fired power plants by 2030, according to a study released on Tuesday …

‘Changing Climate’ Intensifying Disasters Per Texas Report

Powerful natural disasters in Texas on the scale of Hurricane Harvey‘s deadly destruction last year will become more frequent because of a changing climate, warned a new report Thursday ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in a state where skepticism …

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Help Thwart Threat From Rising Seas

Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the …

Quick-Melting Arctic Sign of Bad Global Warming

One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it’s melting. Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below. The northern polar region is heating up …

Poll: Americans Willing to Pay Slightly More to Combat Global Warming

Most Americans are willing to pay a little more each month to fight global warming – but only a tiny bit, according to a new poll. Still, environmental policy experts hail that as a hopeful sign. Seventy-one percent want the …

Early Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Has Researchers Concerned

Greenland’s massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early thanks to a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, scientists say. While this record early melt is mostly from natural weather on top of overall global warming, …