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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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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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Science Group Lauds California Attorney General’s Move to Investigate ExxonMobil
According to a Los Angeles Times story , California Attorney General Kamala Harris is investigating whether ExxonMobil repeatedly lied to shareholders and the public about the risks of climate change and whether such actions could amount to securities fraud and violations of environmental laws...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
2015 Hottest Year on Record
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that 2015 was the hottest year worldwide on record. Below is a statement by Astrid Caldas, climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). “The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, as month after...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
To Avoid Worst Consequences of Climate Change, Solutions Must Include Land Use Sector
A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that reducing emissions from the land sector must be part of a global climate solution in order to close the “emissions gap,” the difference between the reductions in global warming pollution that are needed and the reductions that...
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Sunday, November 02, 2014
IPCC Summary Underscores Urgency of Emissions Reductions, Science Group Says
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeís (IPCC) final summary report, released today in Copenhagen, Denmark, underscores the fact that policymakers must do more if they want to meet their pledge to limit warming to no more than two degrees Celsius, according to the Union of Concerned...
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Monday, June 02, 2014
EPA Moves to Curb Emissions from Existing Power Plants
In a historic step, the Environmental Protection Agency today proposed the first-ever limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants fueled by coal and natural gas, with new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finding that there are opportunities for the standard to achieve even deeper and cost-effective emissions reductions from the power sector.
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