Nuclear energy is needed to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and the largest emitters of greenhouse gasses plan to use nuclear power in some way for the climate crisis.
Nuclear power advocates claim that nuclear power is essential for a low-carbon future, but critics say otherwise.
Nuclear power and its role in the ongoing dilemma of climate change.
Nuclear energy has an important role to play in combating climate change, but first the United States must address the safety and security concerns that come along with it.
Proponents of advanced nuclear reactors say they are essential to help stop heating the planet. Detractors say the advanced nuclear industry will never take off.
Can nuclear energy be much help when it comes to fighting climate change? Or have pro-nuclear energy forces greatly overstated their case?
MIT meteorologist Kerry Emanuel explains why he and three other American climate scientists have been outspoken about their support for ramping up nuclear power as a solution to climate change.
Families fleeing extreme violence in Honduras and seeking asylum in the U.S. were detained in for-profit detention centers in Texas and deported to that same violence without adequate due process.
Erik Vance explains the science behind the mind’s mending powers in his new book, "Suggestible You."
The deep sea is dark, cold and mysterious and only 95 percent of the ocean has been explored. Yet, the deep sea is already a target for mineral mining that will destroy everything in its wake.
Mineral mining prospects in the deep sea are piquing the world's interests as countries are staking claims in the sea bed. But what will the effects of deep sea mining be?
For good or ill, the new president's decisions on missile defense will shape the US-Russia relationship and the future of the entire arms control regime.
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On January 23rd, the legendary Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski died. The next day The Boston Globe closed its last three foreign bureaus. Kapuscinski was the inspiration to a generation of foreign correspondents, Poland?s only reporter outside its own borders during the Cold War who, since he couldn?t cover everything, had the latitude to report at length what he found interesting. The Globe, like The Baltimore Sun and other smaller-city papers, was forced to reduce its foreign coverage to save editorial jobs closer to home.
...a bright light in this bleak landscape Grant recipients share their thoughts on the Pulitzer Center:
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is partnering with the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) to sponsor one of the World Affairs Journalism Fellowships. The Pulitzer Center WAJF Fellow will pursue a project that addresses an under-reported international issue through a combination of print and other media outlets. The designated fellow will receive additional support from the Pulitzer Center staff and the resulting project will be highlighted on the Pulitzer Center's Web site.
The following is an excerpt of an address delivered by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer to the Southeastern World Affairs Institute, July 30, 2006.
Was there ever a more urgent moment in which to examine the role and relevance of the United Nations? Was it ever more timely to recall first principles, the great traumas that occasioned the UN's creation and to the challenges that have beset it – and its supporters – from the very beginning?
Jon Sawyer participated in a panel discussion about Darfur, Sudan at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He explained why the African Union force couldn’t fulfill its peacekeeping mission.
The following is an excerpt from "Media Misfires: Lessons from a Troubled Time," an address by Jon Sawyer delivered to The Roundtable on February 28, 2006.
It's a great pleasure to be here, and such an elegant occasion. It was at a dinner nearly this elegant, not so far from here and some 30 years ago, that I first met Joe and Annie Schlafly. It happened that my wife's mother and Ellen Conant, Annie's mother, had mutual friends from college – and so Ellen and George organized what they called an "informal little dinner" to introduce us to St. Louis.