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Can we accurately gauge the impact of climate change on extreme weather?

Even as the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable and extreme events become increasingly frequent, it’s still considered scientifically incorrect to blame global warning for any one event. But a new report says it is now possible to estimate the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events, such as heat waves, drought and heavy precipitation.

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Nuclear reactor closings in the US continue to roil the energy industry

The Entergy Corporation recently announced it would soon close two aging nuclear power plants in the northeast US. At the same time, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the company a new license to operate a Tennessee reactor that some experts consider one of the least safe in the nation. What does this portend for nuclear energy in the US?