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Trump Administration’s Climate Report Raises New Questions About Nuclear Energy’s Future

Call it the nuclear power industry’s thirst trap. The United States’ aging fleet of nuclear reactors ― responsible for one-fifth of the country’s electricity and most of its low-carbon power ― has never been more necessary as policymakers scramble to shrink planet-warming emissions. Yet the plants are struggling to stay afloat, with six stations shut […]

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Brazil’s Election Could Deal A Crushing Blow To Combating Climate Change

The rise of far-right authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential race has caused concerns about what he could mean for the health of the world’s fourth-largest democracy and its most marginalized communities ― especially black Brazilians, the indigenous, women and LGBTQ people who are the targets of his most violent rhetoric. But a Bolsonaro victory, which […]