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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
- 3 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
- 4 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
- 14 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
- 17 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
- 25 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
- 33 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
- 34 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
- 48 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
- 58 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
- 78 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."
Why Nuclear Energy Matters for New York
Science & Tech  (tags: New York, Energy Policy, Energy, EPA, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Carbon Reductions, Carbon Free Sources, Nuclear, Solar, Wind )

Brian
- 81 days ago - nypost.com
"Important to securing the most cost-effective carbon reductions will be preserving existing carbon-free sources, such as nuclear."
NASA Launches Carbon-Tracking Satellite
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, satellites, Earth, climate change, carbon dioxide )

Freya
- 82 days ago - news.yahoo.com
NASA on Wednesday launched a satellite designed to track carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas that is responsible for global warming.
Bill Gates: We Need Energy Miracles
Science & Tech  (tags: Bill Gates, Energy, Research, Development, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Technology, Wind, Solar, Intermittency, Next Gen Nuclear, Energy Efficiency, Energy Demand )

Brian
- 88 days ago - gatesnotes.com
"We need a massive amount of research and development on clean energy: new ways to stabilize the intermittent flows from wind and solar; cheaper, more efficient solar panels; better equipment for managing energy; next-gen nuclear plants..."
No Reliable A-Bomb With Thorium Reactors
Science & Tech  (tags: Thorium, Non-Weaponization, Low Waste, Recyclable, Molten Salt Reactors, No Meltdown, Zero-Emissions Energy, Climate Change, Green Nuclear )

Brian
- 94 days ago - iol.co.za
"Thorium's other advantages over uranium as a fuel include the fact that gas-cooled reactors using it cannot melt down and there is much less radioactive waste. These benefits remove almost all the Green Lobby's objections to nuclear."
 

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