Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititePhysics
To Understand Energy Storage, You Must Understand ELCC
It's going to take a massive amount of energy storage to clean up the electric grid.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
Can the US Survive California’s Drought?
California's drought is a national and international crisis.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititePhysics
When It Comes to Nuclear Power, “Advanced” Isn’t Always Better
Nuclear power proponents have long been prone to wishful thinking. Back in 1954, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis Strauss famously predicted that nuclear-generated electricity would ultimately become “too cheap to meter.” Today, nuclear power
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititePolitics
New Legislation Addresses Legacies of Pollution in Environmental Justice Communities
The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act would help address pollution that has been haunting environmental justice communities for decades.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeInternational Relations
At G-7 Summit, World Leaders Must Commit to Increasing Climate Finance for Developing Countries
The G-7 Leaders’ Summit gets underway soon, from June 11-13, in Cornwall, UK. As host nation for this summit, and the annual climate talks later this year (also known as COP26), the UK will clearly be elevating the need for climate action, alongside
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
Ask a Scientist: As Predicted, Electric Vehicles Are Getting Cleaner
I recently caught up with UCS Senior Engineer David Reichmuth to find out more about his new analysis on electric vehicles and ask his opinion on their short-term and long-term prospects.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
In Armourdale, Kansas, CleanAirNow Envisions a More Equitable and Just Future
Beto Lugo-Martínez and his organization CleanAirNow (CAN) are working to shape community-led policies.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeEarth Sciences
The 2021 Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico Catches the Population Unprepared
The 2021 hurricane season just started, and it’s predicted to be an active one. My colleague Dr Adrienne Hollis just wrote about the major risks to the population in hurricane-vulnerable Gulf Coast counties. In addition to existing threats from winds
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeCrime & Violence
Scientists Cannot Sit Comfortably Around Police Violence. We Have a Role in Helping End this Epidemic.
The lack of a comprehensive and easily accessible federal database to track and publicly report fatal encounters with the police, excessive use of force, and other policing interactions has created a blind spot for police reform and accountability.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
4 Things to Know as the 2021 Summer Season Heats Up
There’s good reason to be very wary of summer in the US and to fight to keep it from growing more dangerous.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
En Armourdale, Kansas, CleanAirNow Imagina Un Futuro Más Equitativo Y Justo
Entrevista con Beto Lugo-Martínez y su organización CleanAirNow (CAN) que está trabajando para entregar el poder y el aire limpio a la comunidad.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
Is Another Brutal Heat and Wildfire Season in Store for US West? Here’s What We Know
Buy that air purifier now before they’re out of stock.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeAutomotive
Plug In or Gas Up? Why Driving on Electricity is Better than Gasoline
Electricity power plant emissions data and the latest assessments of fuel emissions and vehicle efficiency show 97 percent of people in the US live where driving an EV would produce fewer emissions than a 50 mpg gasoline car.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Must Be Made Law
The John Lewis Voting Rights advancement act must be passed to protect the universal right to vote and keep it free from political influence.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititePolitical Ideologies
Top Political Scientists Release Dire Warning: Our Entire Democracy Is at Risk
Radical changes to core electoral procedures are transforming several states into political systems that no longer meet the minimum conditions for free and fair elections.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititePolitical Ideologies
Tyranny of the Minority? — The Filibuster: Democracy at Risk
We must abolish the capacity of the Senate to filibuster questions of civil rights and democracy once and for all.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
What the World Can Learn about Climate Change from Degenerative Diseases Like ALS
What ALS can teach us about degenerative conditions like climate change.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
The 2021 Hurricane Season Begins: Six Major Risks We’re Watching
From COVID-19, to toxics, to health--there's a lot to watch for.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
The Myth Of Diversity And Inclusion In Science
The US scientific research enterprise is completely intertwined with US global hegemony.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeMedical
For Nutrition Security, USDA Must Support Sustainable Food Systems
What’s the difference between food security and nutrition security—and how might this difference affect food policy decisions for years to come?
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
What Does My State Treasurer Have to Do with Climate Change?
State treasurers manage their state's investments, which means they're making big decisions about where big budget items, like public pensions, are being held. Treasurers are seeing that demands for climate action can’t wait, and they're in a positio
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeMedical
Biden Administration is Building Back Science and Equity to Title X Health Program
In a move we applaud, the Biden administration is working to undo a harmful action that prevented low-income individuals from obtaining comprehensive scientific information from their doctors on family planning options.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeEnvironmental Science
ExxonMobil Shareholders Must Vote for New Leadership—Here’s Why
The Union of Concerned Scientists is urging BlackRock, Vanguard, state treasurers, and other major investors to vote for climate-critical shareholder proposals and against laggard corporate leadership at ExxonMobil. Here are four reasons why.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeEarth Sciences
There’s No Compromising on Science When it Comes to Protecting Water Quality in the Nation’s Rivers and Streams
Science and water quality should be prioritized over the demands of big industry.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeEnvironmental Science
Climate Change Threatens Africa’s Cultural Heritage
Africa Day celebrates independence, freedom from colonialism, and looking forwards to a peacful and thriving future in the 55 African Union nations. This year’s theme is “Arts, Culture and Heritage” and UCS is helping to raise up climate change in th
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
Climate Denialism Has No Place at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
I choose to remain loyal to the climate science we have performed at LLNL for over three decades.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeEnvironmental Science
When Slowing Global Warming Means Cutting Down Trees: Hard Choices in the Climate Crisis
The world must reach net-negative CO2 emissions by midcentury, not only to slow the pace of climate change, but to reduce the millions deaths yearly from fossil fuel air pollution. Much of the burden of our energy choices falls on Black and brown com
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min cititeAutomotive
Ford’s Electric F-150 Announcement and Four Important EV Questions
Ford Motor Company will be releasing details Wednesday evening about an all-electric version of its F-150 pickup truck, just after a day after a high-profile sneak preview for President Biden. We’ve seen many big press events in past years around new
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
New UCS Research: Utilities’ Uneconomic Coal Use Is Being Called Out in 25 States
New research from the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that 25 states have taken up substantial discussion of the issue of coal self-commitment in state public utility proceedings. This suggests that the issue of coal plants running when cleaner a
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min citite
Four Things to Know—and a Word of Caution—about EPA’s Climate Change Indicators Website Reboot
It’s great to see the EPA recommitting to climate change as a high-priority issue.
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