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Thorium the Holy Grail of Nuclear Power
Science & Tech  (tags: Thorium, Nuclear Energy, Kerr, Thorium Power Canada, Climate Change )

Brian
- 78 days ago - bnn.ca
"Thorium is more abundant, lasts longer and is more efficient than uranium when being used as fuel for nuclear energy. David Kerr, CEO of Thorium Power Canada joins BNN to explain why thorium will be eventually beat out uranium."
Harper's New Climate PR Campaign Is Downright Orwellian
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, climate change, Harper, Canada, tar sands, oil sands, Alberta, energy, muzzling, world, business )

Michael
- 83 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada, praising the country's action on climate change.
Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: New York, Climate Change, Emissions Reductions, Energy, Nuclear Energy, Clean Energy, Huffington Post )

Brian
- 85 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"In addition to accounting for nearly one-third of New York's electricity, nuclear is the most reliable and efficient form of generation in the state. Our state's nuclear energy facilities operated at a very high average capacity factor of 92.2 percent.."
Fox 'Fair and Balanced' Debate: Global Warming Happens in 'Fantasy World' of Scientists (TEXT and VIDEO)
Science & Tech  (tags: climate change, Fox News, humans, science, scientists, research, world, environment, study )

Carrie
- 86 days ago - rawstory.com
A Fox News on Wednesday brought on someone who had a "really long business card" to explain why scientists were living in a fantasy world if they thought the world was experiencing any negative impacts from climate change.
Another Nuclear Design Approved By NRC
Science & Tech  (tags: Nuclear Energy, NRC, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ESBWR, Passive Safety, Active Safety, Generation III+, #FutureOfEnergy, Zero Carbon, Climate Change )

Brian
- 90 days ago - ansnuclearcafe.org
"ESBWR is fully a GEN III+ plant (light water reactor with advanced safety features) in every sense of the term, with both fully passive and active core cooling features, a core catcher, a new containment, and more."
Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?
Science & Tech  (tags: Biodiversity, climate change, extinction, forests, nature, wildlife )

Julie
- 92 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event
LFTRs in 5 Minutes - Thorium Reactors   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Clean Energy, Zero Carbon, Climate Change, Nuclear Energy, Thorium, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, Kirk Sorensen )

Brian
- 102 days ago - youtube.com
"A short video of Kirk Sorensen taking us through the benefits of Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, a revolutionary liquid reactor that runs not on uranium, but thorium. These work and have been built before. "
On GPS: Cheaper, Safer Nuclear Energy?
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Demand, Energy Technology, Leslie Dewan, Transatomic Power, Molten Salt Reactors, WAMSR, Clean Energy, Zero Carbon, Reduce Emissions, Climate Change, GPS, Fareed Zakaria )

Brian
- 104 days ago - cnn.com
"Fareed talks to Leslie Dewan, co-founder of a company with an innovative approach to nuclear power."
U.S. DOE Invests $67 Million in Nuclear Energy Research
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Department of Energy, Secretary Ernest Moniz, Funding, Nuclear Research, Nuclear Science, Engineering, Nuclear Energy, Zero Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Obama Climate Policy )

Brian
- 113 days ago - dailyfusion.net
""The Department's support for cutting-edge nuclear science and engineering across our universities, national laboratories, and industry reflects the key role of nuclear energy in helping ensure America's low carbon future," said Energy Secretary Moniz."
Solve for X - Leslie Dewan - Power From Nuclear Waste   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Environment, Clean Energy, Nuclear Energy, Molten Salt Reactors, Waste Reduction, Efficiency, Leslie Dewan, TransAtomic Power, Reactor Design, Zero Carbon Energy, Climate Change, Energy Demands )

Brian
- 120 days ago - youtube.com
Leslie Dewan explains how the world's nuclear waste could be virtually eliminated while providing clean energy to meet the world's growing energy demands.
The 'Pre-Holocene' Climate Is Returning - and It Won't Be Fun
Science & Tech  (tags: biodiversity, chemicals, climate change, environment, extinction, fossil fuels, pollution, Science documentary )

Julie
- 122 days ago - theecologist.org
The calm and tranquil Holocene has now been replaced by the Anthropocene - heralding a return to a volatile and destructive climate. Truly, we have woken an angry beast from its slumber.
Richard Branson Urges Obama to Back Next-Generation Nuclear Technology
Science & Tech  (tags: Richard Branson, President Obama, Energy, Energy Policy, Environment, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Zero Carbon Energy, Nuclear Energy, Next Gen Nuclear, Integral Fast Reactors )

Brian
- 135 days ago - theguardian.com
"Billionaire pushes for the technology in a letter to White House that says integral fast reactors are clean, inexpensive and safe."
10 of the Biggest Threats to Human Existence
Science & Tech  (tags: extinction, threats, climate change, bee decline, biodiversity, disasters, zombies, pandemic )

Freya
- 146 days ago - alternet.org
Just in case you don't have enough to worry about.
Pandora's Promise: The Nuclear Power Debate   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Decarbonization, Zero Emissions, Sundance Film Festival, Stewart Brand, Whole Earth Catalog, Gwneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes, Environmentalists )

Brian
- 165 days ago - youtube.com
"The Sundance Film Festival favorite documentary features several notable environmentalists who once vehemently opposed nuclear power: Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas, Richard Rhodes and Michael Shellenberger."
 

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