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Solar vs. Nuclear: Battle for the Best Carbon-Free Power

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Renewable Energy Gets One-Tenth Government Support As Nuclear Power Did When Beginning

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The conventional environmental wisdom (not unwarranted) on energy subsidies is that fossil fuels got way more government support in their infancy than renewable energy is getting today. A new report, highlighted by…

10 Nuclear-Powered Superheroes and Supervillains (Video Slideshow)

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In the 1940s and 50s, when comic books surged in popularity, a great number of superheroes had origin stories rooted in the fear of nuclear power gone wrong. Whether via spider bite, cosmic storm, or experiment gone wro…

Europe’s Largest Engineering Company Quits Nuclear, Will Focus on Renewables

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Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate, is severing its ties to nuclear power. CEO Peter Löscher has announced that effective immediately, the company will no longer make any investments in nuclear power. A pl…

Kenyan Oil Pipeline, French Nuclear Site Explode + Earthquakes, Flooding, Fracking & Fukushima

From today’s pipeline explosion in Kenya and nuclear plant explosion in the south of France, to word coming late last week about the effects of the Virginia earthquake on nuclear power, to the amount of radiation released into the sea in the Fukushim…

The Week in Pictures: Greenland Disappearing, Floating Pod Hotels, and More (Slideshow)

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Despite protests from climate change deniers, proof that the world’s glaciers are melting keeps piling up. In just two years, large stretches of Greenland have disappeared into the ocean, and the comparison of photos from 2009 and t…

Energy Efficiency Makes Nuclear Power Seem Like A Waste of Money, Energy & Jobs (Infographic)

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With all the talk among the Republican hopefuls for President about opening up more of the US for energy exploration in the name of job creation, here’s an infographic laying out in stark terms how many…

Most Popular Articles of August: 13-Year-Old’s Science Project, 121-Year-Old’s All-Natural Diet, and More (Slideshow)

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The long Labor Day weekend (for our American readers, at least) is a bittersweet moment; the extra day off also signals the end of summer. In honor of another season gone, here are the 10 most popular stories we covered in August, f…

Radioactive Waste Is Piling Up in Japanese Sewage Treatment Plants, Some Sold as Fertilizer

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The disaster at Fukushima may have faded from the news cycle, but the radioactive waste it left behind isn’t going anywhere. At the Saitama sewage treatment plant, 169 miles from Fukushima, workers are dealing with tons of radio…

Glowing "Soldiers" Represent Nuclear Threat in Creepy Art Exhibit

All Photos: Gustavo Sanabria, Courtesy of Luzinterruptus

In the wake of the disaster at Fukushima, the German parliament voted overwhelmingly to rid the country of nuclear power by 2022. But while anonymous artistic group Luzin…Read the full story …