Two uncomfortable truths environmentalists have to face

It's time to come to terms with nuclear energy and hydropower

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Environmentalists have had two tough pills to swallow over the last few weeks.

First, there was the news about the potential downsides of nuclear retirements, and second, the idea that it might be a good idea to start building dams again. Typically classical environmentalism and climate activism are mostly on the same page, but in some cases, there is real tension.

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