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Juneteenth Is Now a Federal Holiday, But Justice is Delayed (Again) for Black Farmers
Injustice has been intertwined with agriculture since the beginning of this country. It's still here.
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The Save Our Future Act Offers Blueprint for Supporting Coal Workers and Communities
Coal workers need our support.
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Everyone Involved With Renewable Energy Is Looking At FERC For Reforms
The battle with states must come to an end.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min lettiMedical
Why did the FDA Ignore the Science When Approving New Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm?
If expert advice is ignored when making drug approval decisions, what is the point of establishing these committees?
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min lettiPolitics
Science Activism After Trump
As the UCS network of science activists continues to grow and the Administration pushes to implement an agenda that is informed by science, what are the most effective ways to advocate for science moving forward?
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Why Should We Care About MISO’s Long Range Transmission Planning?
This blog post was co-authored with UCS Senior Energy Analyst Sam Gomberg. A colleague of ours once said that “new power plants give you energy, but new transmission gives you options.” This optionality is a critical piece to so much of what we’re tr
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min lettiAmerican Government
Public Comment: EPA Must Consider Climate Change When Reforming Chemical Disaster Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled a series of two Virtual Public Listening Sessions — June 16th and July 8th — for the public to provide input on the EPAs Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule also known as the ‘Chemical Disaster Rule
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min lettiPhysics
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.
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Can the US Survive California’s Drought?
California's drought is a national and international crisis.
Union of Concerned Scientists1 min lettiPhysics
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 lettiPolitics
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 lettiInternational 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
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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.
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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.
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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 lettiEarth 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 lettiCrime & 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.
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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.
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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 lettiAutomotive
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.
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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 lettiPolitical 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 lettiPolitical 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.
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What the World Can Learn about Climate Change from Degenerative Diseases Like ALS
What ALS can teach us about degenerative conditions like climate change.
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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.
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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 lettiMedical
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 lettiEarth 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.
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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 lettiMedical
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.
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