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, December 12, 2017
ExxonMobil’s Pledge to Disclose Climate Risks Significant, But Short on Details
ExxonMobil’s announcement that its board will provide shareholders details on climate change risks and impacts to its business is significant, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) says, but it was woefully short on details. The company’s filing to U.S. securities regulators came three days...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Pruitt’s RFS Decision Defies Science, Undercuts Development of New Fuels
Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has finalized a change to biofuels policy, lowering the amount of cellulosic biofuel required under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). While political pressure from agricultural interests partly checked Pruitt’s effort to...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
In Cities Across the Country, Driving Electric Is Cheaper Than Gasoline
It’s much cheaper to charge a car than fill it with gasoline, according to the study “ Going from Pump to Plug: Adding up the Savings from Electric Vehicles ,” released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today. The analysis compared electricity rates and gasoline prices in 57 cities around...
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Friday, November 17, 2017
The Road to Katowice: Increasing Global Ambition, Political Will on Climate Change Action
The United Nations’ annual climate talks, this year known as COP23, aimed at making progress on developing the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement—a worldwide commitment to reduce global warming emissions and limit the increase in global temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius—is...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Experts Discuss Varied Costs of Climate Change, Quantify Climate Impacts and Damages Attributed to Top Fossil Fuel Producers
Experts from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) today discussed recent extreme weather events—both in the U.S. and abroad—intensifying due to climate change...
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Friday, November 10, 2017
US Businesses, Labor, Environmental Leaders Focus on Cooperative Efforts to Fight Climate Change
Leaders from the BlueGreen Alliance were joined today by The Business Council for Sustainable Energy, United Steelworkers and the Union of Concerned Scientists at the United Nations’ 23rd annual climate change summit, also called COP23, in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how cooperative efforts are...
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Syria to Join Paris Agreement, Leaving Trump in Isolation on Climate Change Inaction
At the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany today, Syria announced it will join the Paris Agreement leaving the United States as the only nation to say it will not participate in the global effort to tackle climate change. The announcement happened during a plenary session at the climate...
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Friday, November 03, 2017
National Climate Assessment Moves Through Scientific Process to Diagnose US Climate Change Ills
The first public draft of the highly anticipated 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA), was released for public comment today. The NCA—a quadrennial report mandated by Congress in 1990—is developed by the U.S. Global Change Research Program to help the nation “understand, assess, predict and...
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Thursday, November 02, 2017
Cuts to Electric Vehicle and Clean Energy Tax Credits Will Undermine Growing Industries, Take Us Backward on Climate
The draft tax bill released today by the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee would eliminate the electric vehicle tax credit, axe the permanent 10 percent Investment Tax Credit for solar and geothermal power, and reduce the Production Tax Credit for wind power by more than a third. These provisions...
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
US Solar Industry, Jobs Still at Risk Following International Trade Commission Decision
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today issued three recommendations for how President Trump can restrict the imports of photovoltaic cells and modules. These materials are integral for the booming domestic solar industry. Today’s recommendations follow a USITC finding last month that...
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