In 1983, a made-for-TV film about the consequences of nuclear war was watched by 100 million people – and became a cultural lightning rod.
Letting Fukushima residents stay in their homes would have only cost them an average of three months' life expectancy.
Human-induced earthquakes have been reported from every continent except Antarctica. We asked a geologist to investigate whether North Korea's nuclear tests could trigger geological changes.
Imagine a world ravaged by the fallout from nuclear weapons and the runaway effects of climate change. Congratulations, you've just imagined the Plutocene, but let's hope it doesn't become a reality.
Nuclear power plants don't just pump out steady, carbon-free electricity; they also help produce the people the US needs for nuclear weapons inspections.
Talks begin today at the United Nations to negotiate a total ban of nuclear weapons. Over 3,600 scientists have signed an open letter supporting the ban.
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Nuclear bunkers are familiar Cold War artefacts, but many have been re-purposed or lie derelict.
Chernobyl is already responsible for up to 5,000 cases of cancer in Europe.
Evidence suggests that the threat is not being taken seriously enough.
The nuclear deal South Africa signed with Russia is set to be massively expensive and comes with a fair amount of risks.
Any nuclear weapon exchange or major nuclear plant meltdown will immediately lead to a global public health emergency. What can we learn from past events to help prepare?
Our natural difficulties in thinking about the future, low probabilities and considering risk make many of our views about nuclear power problematic.
Is nuclear power worth it? No, says Mark Diesendorf – it's never been a major world energy force, it has caused huge accidents, and its greenhouse emissions are higher than many people realise.