Category: Living Green

Floating ‘mini-nukes’ could power countries by 2025, says startup

Floating barges fitted with advanced nuclear reactors could begin powering developing nations by the mid-2020s, according to a Danish startup company. This caption to the picture on this article was amended on 21 December 2020 to clarify that the Akademik Lomonosov is the world’s first floating nuclear plant in 40 years, not the world’s first floating nuclear reactor as an earlier version said. Read More:

Small Modular Reactors Produce Clean Hydrogen

NuScale has released new data on its small modular reactor’s ability to split hydrogen from water. NuScale says these numbers mean that correctly deployed nuclear modules could compete with existing solutions like solar hydrogen plants, helping to eliminate the need for fossil fuel hydrogen. Read More:

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Where do the survey data underlying the estimates come from? The data underlying the maps come from a large national survey dataset collected between 2008 through 2018 as part of the Climate Change in the American Mind project led by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. If you publish a news article, visualization, blog post, or other publication using these data or maps, please include the link to the Yale Climate Opinion Maps website and attribution to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. Read More:

Trump strips Alaska’s Tongass National Forest of roadless rule protections

President Trump will open up more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, according to a notice posted Wednesday, stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades. In a sign of how unpopular the administration’s push to lift roadless restrictions has become, all five Alaska Native tribal nations withdrew as cooperating agencies in the process two weeks ago, after the Forest Service published its blueprint for opening up the entire Tongass to development. Read More: