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This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On March 11, 2011, a one-two, earthquake-tsunami punch knocked out the safety systems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant , triggering an explosion of hydrogen gas and meltdowns in three of its six reactors — the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Fukushima’s facility was built with 1960s technology , designed at a time when engineers underestimated plant vulnerabilities during natural disasters. In the U.S., 20 plants with similar designs are currently operating. One of them is slated for a head-on collision with Hurricane Florence . Duke Energy Corp’s dual-reactor, 1,870-megawatt Brunswick plant sits four miles inland from Cape Fear, a pointy headland jutting into the Atlantic Ocean just south of the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. Bru...

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Wednesday marks the beginning of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, and the stakes are higher than ever. F...

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Many of the dire predictions came true. In the past few days, Hurricane Florence has become the worst rainstorm in history...

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Hurricane Florence is on a collision course with the southeastern United States. The immense and powerful storm will creat...