Union of Concerned Scientists

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A billboard photographed in Pristina, Kosovo on October 7, 2020 wishes Donald Trump a speedy recovery from Covid-19. (Photo: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)
The use of fetal cells "has led to immense medical breakthroughs, including the development of vaccines for polio, measles, and rubella," and critical understanding of other diseases, said one leading researcher.
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A bird bath is seen in front of the charred remains of a home after the passage of the Santiam Fire in Gates, Oregon, on September 10, 2020.
"I wish the 2020 wildfires were an anomaly—but this will not be a one-time...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Flames from the Bear wildfire near Oroville, California leap into the air as a police officer watches from his vehicle on September 9, 2020. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
"We're seeing more wildfires, more acres burned, and longer, more intense fire...