Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Secretary of Energy Pick Is Good for Climate and Jobs, Says Science Group
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to confirm President Biden’s nominee for secretary of energy, Jennifer Granholm. As former Governor of Michigan, Granholm incentivized clean energy investments and worked with the auto industry in her state to help start the transition to the...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Nuclear Power’s Planned Exit from California May Trigger Rise in Emissions and Pollution if Regulators Fail to Act Aggressively, Scientists Say
With less than four years left before Diablo Canyon Power Plant near San Luis Obispo starts shutting down the state’s last two nuclear reactors, experts at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) say energy regulators have not prepared sufficiently for what happens next. California is at risk of a...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Chevron Fails Shareholders with its Climate Lobbying Report, Needs to Go Back to Drawing Board
In 2020 the majority of Chevron’s shareholders voted in favor of a resolution calling for the company to report on how its lobbying—direct and through trade associations—aligns with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Chevron recently, and quietly...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Earth Day Summit Signals US Serious About Working with World Leaders to Address Climate Crisis
Just a week after formally requesting to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, the Biden administration has announced the United States will host a world leaders’ summit on April 22—which is both Earth Day and the fifth anniversary of the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement. Below is a statement...
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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Coalition to Biden: Ensure Workers, Communities That Powered America for Generations Are Not Left Behind
A coalition of coal community, Native American, labor, and science groups sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today, asking them to keep a campaign promise to help coal communities and workers who are struggling economically because of the reduced demand for coal...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Biden Takes First Steps to Tackle Climate Crisis, Signaling a Welcome Return to Science-based Policymaking
Upholding promises made on the campaign trail, President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he will release executive orders that address the climate crisis, including by rejoining the Paris climate agreement, reverse the previous administration’s harmful policies and advance environmental justice...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Facts Best Fiction as D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Trump EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded back to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Trump administration’s “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) rule, marking a major blow to the administration’s coal-favoring agenda, according to the Union of Concerned...
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Biden Expected to Rejoin Paris Agreement on Day One, Bring US Back into International Fold
Just a few short months after the Trump administration withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the Biden administration is expected to formally request to rejoin, with an executive order anticipated for Inauguration Day on January 20. Below is a statement by Dr. Rachel Cleetus...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2021
EPA Rule Restricting Science Puts Agency’s Mission at Risk
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will issue a final rule that dramatically restricts the science the agency can consider in rulemaking. The broad-reaching rule would downweight studies that rely on any nonpublic data—including studies involving private medical records. That...
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Monday, November 30, 2020
By the Numbers: A Scientific Look at the Record-breaking 2020 Hurricane Season
The official 2020 hurricane season has concluded, breaking records along the way. This year featured a number of firsts, including 30 named storms so far—the largest number on record. This forced the National Hurricane Center to use Greek alphabet letters after exhausting the initial list of...
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