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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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Science Group Offers Reaction to Perry’s Nomination Hearing for Energy Secretary Position
The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing tomorrow to consider President-elect Donald Trump’s selection for Energy Department (DOE) secretary Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas. Perry is one of a number of nominees who have been hostile to the agency they...
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Friday, January 06, 2017
New National Park Service Report Gets Scientific, Historical Preservation Stamp of Approval
Today, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) published their first-ever Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy , which aims to help cultural resource managers and scientists plan for, act on and communicate about the growing threat of climate change to national parks. Cultural heritage sites...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Pruitt an Unacceptable Choice to Run EPA
The nomination of Scott Pruitt, the Attorney General of Oklahoma, to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is potentially disastrous for vital science-based policies that protect public health, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Below is a...
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Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Paris Agreement Enters into Force This Week, What to Expect at November Climate Talks
Nearly every nation banded together less than a year ago to adopt the Paris Agreement, a plan aimed at limiting global climate change. Since then, momentum for tackling global warming emissions has continued to build among nations. The Paris Agreement will enter into force on November 4 , earlier...
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Thursday, October 06, 2016
New Study Ranks Eight Major Fossil Fuel Companies on Their Climate Change Actions
An in-depth analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) of eight leading fossil fuel companies found significant variations in how they are addressing global warming, but none has made a clean break from disinformation on climate science and policy. Likewise, none is adequately planning for...
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Paris Agreement Expected to Enter Into Force in Advance of UN November Climate Change Summit
Later this week, the Paris Agreement is expected to pass the emissions threshold required to ensure it will enter into force in advance of the United Nation’s annual climate change summit, slated to take place in Marrakech next month. While the historic Paris Agreement—aimed at limiting global...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
New Study Finds US Coastal Military Installations Will Lose Land to Sea Level Rise in Decades Ahead
U.S. East and Gulf Coast military installations are at risk of losing land—where vital training and testing grounds, infrastructure and housing now exists—as sea level rise moves the high tide line inland in decades to come, according to a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) analysis released today...
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement is Huge Opportunity for California Renewable Energy
Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) commitment to replace all of the electricity supplied by Diablo Canyon with a combination of zero-carbon resources, once the nuclear plant is taken offline, should ensure that the state will not backslide on its greenhouse gas reduction goals as a...
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Thursday, May 26, 2016
In the Northeast, Survey Shows Strong Interest, Big Potential for Electric Vehicles
Thirty-five percent of Northeast drivers are likely to consider an electric vehicle (EV) for their next vehicle purchase or lease, and 55 percent have some interest in EV technology, according to a new survey released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union, the policy and...
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Scientists and Faith Leaders Urge President Obama to Announce Steps in Hiroshima to Reduce Nuclear Risks
It’s widely expected that the White House will soon announce that President Obama will visit Hiroshima while in Japan later this month for the G7 summit, and will give a speech while there. The heads of four leading science and faith organizations call on the president to announce specific steps...
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