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Can we track the world's nuclear weapons?

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has unveiled an interactive infographic that tracks the number and history of nuclear weapons in the nine nuclear weapon states: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, C ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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US may face inevitable nuclear power exit

In a 2012 report, the Obama administration announced that it was "jumpstarting" the nuclear industry. Because of the industry's long history of permitting problems, cost overruns, and construction delays, financial markets ...

dateMar 01, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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A French nuclear exit?

France has been held up, worldwide, as the forerunner in using nuclear fission to produce electricity. However, a third of the nation's nuclear reactors will need replacing in the next decade, and public opinion has shifted ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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China's nuclear dilemma

An expert assessment of China's nuclear weapons strategy highlights the risk of escalation to nuclear war from a conflict beginning with conventional weapons, due to the unusual structure of the nation's military. The new ...

dateSep 14, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Structure, not scientists to blame for Los Alamos failings

Policy decisions and poor management have substantially undermined the US Los Alamos National Laboratory -- and, consequently, national security, according to an article available today in the current issue of the Bulletin of ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Other
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Fukushima: Reflections six months on

When the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011, the world witnessed the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. In a special Fukushima ...

dateSep 20, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Are humans extinction-proof?

Does climate change seriously threaten to wipe out the human species if left unchecked? Examining our evolutionary past suggests it might once have been the perfect catalyst for our extinction. But now?

dateJun 09, 2011 in Ecology
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