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.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Rep. Richard Neal’s Tax Package Would Help Maintain the Nation’s Clean Energy Momentum, Science Group Says
Legislation proposed today by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) providing tax incentives for clean energy technologies would accelerate U.S. clean energy momentum, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). “Representative Neal recognizes that the tax code...
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Monday, November 18, 2019
New Study in Nature Climate Change Finds Nearly All US Endangered Species Sensitive to Climate Change
U.S. government agencies are not doing enough to protect endangered species from the threat posed by climate change, according to a paper published today in Nature Climate Change by Aimee Delach , a biologist at Defenders of Wildlife, and Astrid Caldas , a climate scientist at the Union of...
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
New EPA Science Restrictions Would Devastate Public Health and Environmental Protections
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler is set to issue a supplemental notice on a proposed rule that will dramatically restrict what science the agency can consider. The supplemental notice expands the scope and severity of the proposed rule, stipulating that the agency...
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Monday, November 11, 2019
Study Predicts Additional Month of 100-Degree Days at US Military Bases by Midcentury
Over the next three decades U.S. military bases in the contiguous United States could average an extra month of dangerously hot days each year when the heat index—or “feels like” temperature—exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit, according to an analysis released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists...
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Monday, November 04, 2019
Trump’s Decision to Leave Paris Agreement Puts Health and Wellbeing of Americans at Risk
The Trump administration has given written notice to the United Nations Secretary General of its intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, which was adopted by nearly 200 countries in 2015 to limit global climate change; under the provisions of the Agreement, the withdrawal...
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Air Pollution Experts Say Current Standards Must Be Strengthened to Protect Public Health
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dismissed its panel of experts on particulate matter, depriving the agency of critical advice for setting standards around one of the most common and harmful air pollutants. The dismissed scientists came together anyway this month to review the...
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Friday, October 04, 2019
77 Groups Join to Counter Trump Administration Attack on Science Advice
Political appointees in the Trump administration are already starting to eliminate science advisory committees, following a presidential executive order earlier this year directing agencies to reduce the total number of advisory committees by a third. This effort to undermine science advice has...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Latest IPCC Report Says Time to Safeguard Earth’s Most Critical Systems is Running Out
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its special report assessing the impacts of climate change on our oceans and cryosphere—the portion of Earth’s water that is frozen—in Monaco today. The report was written by more than 100 scientists from 36 countries, draws from nearly...
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Trump Upends Law, Undermines Climate and Clean Air by Rescinding California’s Clean Air Authority
The Trump administration has announced its intention to withdraw California’s current Clean Air Act waiver and assert that federal vehicle rules pre-empt state authority. This would remove the state’s long-standing ability to set strong vehicle emissions standards that other states can adopt , as...
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Science Group Calls for Secretary Ross to Resign, Full Investigation of Manipulation of Science at NOAA
Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) called on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to resign after reports emerged that he ordered the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to disavow accurate statements contradicting President Donald Trump. This is an abuse of power that...
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