Modern export-control systems are streaked with a brush of irony: The very civilian agencies that determine governmental approaches to exporting emerging technologies do not leverage these same technologies to perform key tasks. Rightfully, experts raise alarm at states and non-state actors that weaponize artificial intelligence (AI), yet they pay relatively little attention to how the … Continued
Author: Dawn Stover
A video posted by the White House press secretary might not have been a deepfake, but it was at least a shallow one.
The federal government has tried repeatedly to have the kids’ climate case dismissed, but it is once again headed for trial.
The fate of a landmark climate lawsuit, brought by youths seeking protection of the atmosphere, is up in the air.
President Trump says he no longer believes that global warming is a hoax. But his new, unsupported theories about climate change may be even more insidious.
An alarming report from scientists at the top scientific body studying climate change says it will take “unprecedented changes” to meet Paris Agreement goals.
Although it has been only two years since the conclusion of the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit, it feels as though nuclear politics have been on fast-forward. China, Russia, and the United States are modernizing their nuclear arsenals; North Korea has openly tested intercontinental ballistic missiles; and the pressure for disarmament has found a … Continued
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An annual publication that takes stock of nuclear energy finds only China bucking the global trend of a declining industry.
The 2019 US defense spending bill calls for expanded export controls on dual-use goods and technologies. Ironically, that could undermine nonproliferation efforts.
If the US Congress wants Russia to return to compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, they’re going about it all wrong.
Russia’s floating power plant could help nuclear energy sink or swim.
Would-be bioterrorists are more likely to cause accidental outbreaks than planned ones. Governments should refocus their budgets accordingly.
Fires raging in California are not natural disasters. Humans start most fires, and human-caused climate change helps them spread.
Iran probably will withdraw from the Obama-era nuclear deal but not from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. That leaves room for a new nuclear deal.
As fires rage in the American West, the president tweets nonsense and proposes budget cuts for wildfire science.
Protactinium’s distinctive chemistry could make thorium reactors less resistant to nuclear weapons proliferation than their proponents believe.
Newly declassified documents reveal details of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty negotiations and highlight the potential for disarmament-based global security.
In the midst of record-breaking heat waves and wildfires, fewer than half of all Americans view global warming as a serious personal threat. A big reason for that: Many journalists are not doing their jobs.
A college campus display was meant to raise awareness of nuclear conflict. And hope.