Union of Concerned Scientists

Type: Organization
Name: Union of Concerned Scientists
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildfire Risk

(ENS) – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is worried. “We’ve got 13 fires burning across Oregon, over 600,00 acres ablaze right now,” he told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.“We started to see the fire season kick in this winter, and the wildfire ... [Published Environment News Service - 19 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

U.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire

Elliott Negin Director of News & Commentary, Union of Concerned ScientistsU.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elliott-negin/us-nuclear-power-agency-s_b_5617583.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ... [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - 7 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Appeals court rules with FDA on feed antibiotics

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned earlier district court rulings resulting from a lawsuit filed by activist groups seeking to end the use of antibiotics in livestock feed.The lawsuit, intending to force ... [Published CattleNetwork.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

House debates state energy polices

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The chairman of a House committee on energy said the federal government is out of step with policies embraced by states leading the nation's oil boom.The House Energy and Power Subcommittee heard testimony on the impact state ... [Published UPI - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Hidden, Horrifying Impacts of Climate Change

W e've all heard the global-warming horror stories. Rising seas will eventually sink coastal cities from Miami to Los Angeles. Hurricanes and tornadoes will increase in strength, flattening entire towns. And extreme, lasting droughts will cripple large ... [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

As Washington fires spread, threat of flash flooding rises

Evacuation orders remain in place, power is still out in many of the small towns affected by the conflagration, cellphone service is spotty, drinking water is iffy, and the fire has claimed one life. “Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding along the ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

MIDWEST BIOFUELS CAN BE NEW ENERGY – UCS STUDY

New analysis finds that 10 states could provide abundant agricultural byproducts for low-carbon fuel and electricity; Sustainable practices can turn crop residues and manure into bioenergy without competing with food suppliesJuly 21, 2014 (Union of Concerned ... [Published NewEnergyNews - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Works of Henry Kendall will be on display at the Lakeside Gallery

A retrospective sample of nearly 50 years of photography by distinguished nuclear physicist and environmental activist Henry W. Kendall (1926-1999) will be on display at the Lakeside Gallery, 219 Massapoag Ave. in his home town of Sharon from Aug. 6 to ... [Published Wicked Local Sharon - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Political Polarization? Sure, But Study Reveals Hope (Op-Ed)

By (UCS) | LiveScience.com  –Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the  Union of Concerned Scientists  (UCS), a veteran science journalist and author of six books. This op-ed, and Shulman's other  Got Science ?  Columns, can be found on the UCS website. ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Crop Residues, Manure Hold Great Potential for Bioenergy

Crop residues and manure hold great potential as bioenergy sources, especially in areas such as the Midwest where row crops and livestock provide all the ingredients. This report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) says those resources will need ... [Published Domestic Fuel - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

New Analysis Finds that 10 U.S. States Could Provide Abundant Agricultural By-Products for Low-Carbon Fuel and Electricity (7/21/14)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 21 -- The Union of Concerned Scientists issued the following news release:U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 millions tons of manure to produce clean fuels and electricity in 2030 that ... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Trials and regulations

The promise and performance of genetically modified crops in agriculture is once again under the spotlight, with the sanction given by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee for confined field trials of several food crops. In its last days, the UPA ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 20 2014]

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...Importantly, it also finds: "The negative traffic impacts from the proposed seminary development will go far beyond the immediate vicinity of the site ... cars will back up traffic (from the frontage road) onto Highway 101 at some times during both the morning and evening rush hours."
...ECDC press releae that the numbers likely underestimate the burden of disease, due to underreporting and because some acute cases are asymptomatic. "This means that the problem is more serious than we thought and we need to strengthen existing prevention and control programs to reverse these trends" he said
...on the supplemental appropriations request will make our state and its citizens more vulnerable to wildfire," the members of Congress wrote today. "Working together, Congress can provide the emergency funding necessary to appropriately fund wildfire suppression this year, and allow for sound budget practices for these disasters in the future. Congress should not sit by and do nothing while the threat continues to escalate in California and the rest of the West."
"You have to totally change your mode of thinking because complacency and hubris is the worst enemy to nuclear safety" said University of Southern California engineering professor Najmedin Meshkati, a technical adviser to the Academy’s panel

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Marin IJ Readers' Forum for July 26 [Published Marin Independent Journal - 1 hour ago]
News Scan for Jul 25, 2014 [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - 2 hours ago]
Action called for on wildfires [Published Redwood Times - 3 hours ago]
U.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - 7 hours ago]
The nuclear industry isn’t planning for the nex... [Published Greenpeace USA - 8 hours ago]
The nuclear industry isn’t planning for the nex... [Published Greenpeace news - 8 hours ago]
The nuclear industry isn’t planning for the nex... [Published The Greenpeace weblog - 8 hours ago]
House debates state energy polices [Published UPI - 11 hours ago]
Appeals court rules with FDA on feed antibiotics [Published CattleNetwork.com - 14 hours ago]
Africa: Further Issues to Consider in Deciding ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 14 hours ago]
Western Inferno: Climate Change Worsening Wildf... [Published Environment News Service - 19 hours ago]
The Hidden, Horrifying Impacts of Climate Change [Published The New Republic Online - Jul 25 2014]
GMOs: Fooling or feeding the world for 20 years? [Published Pambazuka News - Jul 25 2014]
Further issues to consider in deciding whether ... [Published Pambazuka News - Jul 25 2014]
Cost Of Wildfires Burns Through Budgets, Pushin... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 25 2014]
The FDA Spent 3 Years Fighting to Allow Farms t... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jul 24 2014]
U.S. urged to prepare for catastrophic nuclear ... [Published Rock Hill Herald - Jul 24 2014]
Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured ... [Published LiveScience.com - Jul 24 2014]
Appeals court uphold FDA action on judicious us... [Published Feedstuffs - Jul 24 2014]
Fukushima study emphasizes unthinkable US nucle... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Jul 24 2014]
U.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire [Published Huffington Post - Jul 24 2014]
MIDWEST BIOFUELS CAN BE NEW ENERGY – UCS STUDY [Published NewEnergyNews - Jul 24 2014]
As Washington fires spread, threat of flash flo... [Published Los Angeles Times - Jul 23 2014]
Works of Henry Kendall will be on display at th... [Published Wicked Local Sharon - Jul 23 2014]
Even WSJ agrees: GMOs threaten food security wh... [Published Natural News - Jul 23 2014]
Political Polarization? Sure, But Study Reveals... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Jul 22 2014]
Crop Residues, Manure Hold Great Potential for ... [Published Domestic Fuel - Jul 22 2014]
New Analysis Finds that 10 U.S. States Could Pr... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 22 2014]
UCS report highlights bioenergy potential of ag... [Published Biomass Magazine - Jul 21 2014]
Fumbling Dangerous Material [Published National Geographic - Jul 21 2014]
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U.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire [Published Michele Kearney's Nuclear Wire - 7 hours ago]
Elliott Negin Director of News & Commentary, Union of Concerned ScientistsU.S. Nuclear Power Agency Still Playing With Fire http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elliott-negin/us-nuclear-power-agency-s_b_5617583.html?utm_hp_ref=politics ...
The nuclear industry isn’t planning for the nex... [Published Greenpeace news - 8 hours ago]
A new report from the US National Academy of Sciences says not enough is being done to prevent worst case scenario nuclear accidents. We agree. A year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster began in March 2011… …the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry ...
The nuclear industry isn’t planning for the nex... [Published The Greenpeace weblog - 8 hours ago]
A new report from the US National Academy of Sciences says not enough is being done to prevent worst case scenario nuclear accidents. We agree. A year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster began in March 2011… …the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry ...
MIDWEST BIOFUELS CAN BE NEW ENERGY – UCS STUDY [Published NewEnergyNews - Jul 24 2014]
New analysis finds that 10 states could provide abundant agricultural byproducts for low-carbon fuel and electricity; Sustainable practices can turn crop residues and manure into bioenergy without competing with food suppliesJuly 21, 2014 (Union of Concerned ...
Sea Level Rise Threatens To Flood Boston’s Hist... [Published Think Progress - Jul 21 2014]
Boston, Massachusetts. CREDIT: Shutterstock Flooding from sea level rise is threatening to wash away many of Boston’s historical buildings and archaeological sites, according to WGBH News. In 2012, the city was spared when Hurricane Sandy turned ...
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