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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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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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Trump Administration Proposal to Gut Methane Rules Would Accelerate Climate Change
According to numerous media reports, today the Environmental Protection Agency will issue a new proposed rule that would loosen safeguards on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. This proposal would allow increased methane emissions from oil and gas operations and weaken efforts to fight climate...
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Monday, August 26, 2019
Pres. Trump More Concerned With Helping Election-Meddling Russia Than Acting on Climate Crisis
The G7 leaders summit just concluded in Biarritz, France, with a one-page declaration. Due to deep divisions between the U.S. and the other six industrialized countries, the declaration failed to mention climate change or the Paris Agreement. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Dangerous Heat to Soar Across Entire US “Breaking” National Weather Service Heat Index Scale, Posing Unprecedented Health Risks
Increases in potentially lethal heat driven by climate change will affect every state in the contiguous U.S. in the decades ahead, according to a new report and accompanying peer-reviewed study in Environmental Research Communications , both by the Union of Concerned Scientists, released today. Few...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
Trump's Claims of Environmental Leadership Is a Bad Joke
President Donald Trump is giving a speech at the White House to tout his administration’s environmental achievements. “Is this a joke?” said Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists. “It’s like an arsonist talking about how valuable his work is to the fire department.”
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Bonn Climate Talks Make Limited Progress, Greater Political Leadership Essential to Address Climate Emergency
International negotiators from nearly every country met in Bonn, Germany over the last two weeks to continue their work implementing the historic Paris climate agreement in the in the run-up to the United Nations’ annual summit on climate change—also called COP25—taking place this December in...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Study: Renewable Electricity Standard Bill is Affordable and Would Slash Power Sector Carbon by Nearly Half
The legislation Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M) introduced today would more than double the U.S. supply of renewable energy from 18 percent of electricity generation in 2018 to at least 50 percent by 2035, cut power sector carbon dioxide emissions by 46 percent, and save consumers money on their energy...
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