The Stream, April 27: Climate Change Impacts

A new federal report on the impact of climate change in the western United States predicts dire future for the most water-stressed regions in the country, with potentially significant problems for the U.S. economy and environmental health. The New York Times green blog gives an overview.

Meanwhile, in Siberia, larch trees in the region’s vast boreal forests will not be able to survive even the most optimistic climate change scenarios, according to the Environmental Research Letters.

China plans to invest in the construction and technological development of advanced nuclear reactors, as well as in the exploration of domestic uranium resources, Reuters reports.

Where is the nuclear industry going? Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl disaster, the Guardian looks back at its legacy.

As parts of China struggle to satisfy their power demand, a newly unveiled government blueprint outlines China’s plans for its energy sector.

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