Union of Concerned Scientists

Type: Organization
Name: Union of Concerned Scientists
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 18 mins ago - 1 reports

Green dream: Can UN summit revive climate issue?

© AFP/File Dimitar Dilkoff Smoke rises from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia on February 14, 2013Paris (AFP) - Five years ago, the environment movement was in its heyday as politicians, actors, rock stars and protestors demanded a looming UN ... [Published Business Insider - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Climate change: Imminent threat to the U.S. (Opinion)

Protections have already been added to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in New York, but will they be enough in an era of climate change? Listing 30 at-risk sites, a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists contends rising seas are endangering ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

GLP's Jon Entine cautions National Academy of Sciences about views of anti-science NGOs

EDITOR’S NOTE: The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences held two days of discussions this week on the controversial issue of crop biotechnology as it collects information for a spring 2016 report. Below are the remarks on September ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Electric cars may not be the environmental cure-all we like to think they are

By | Geekquinox  –Electric cars are no doubt cool and appear to have taken over our collective automotive dreams lately. In the U.S., electric vehicle sales are expected to hit 250,000 this month, and as of summer 2014 there were well over 6,000 plug-in ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Recharge Wrap-up: BMW i3 goes against Mercedes B-Class ED, Tesla good for business

Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Transportation Alternatives , BMW , Mercedes Benz , Tesla Motors Car and Driver has published a comparison test pitting the 2014 BMW i3 against the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive ... [Published Autoblog Green - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

New Dunkin' Brands Palm Oil Commitment Doesn't Go Far Enough, Science Group Says (9/16/14)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Union of Concerned Scientists issued the following statement:Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced new commitments (http://news.dunkinbrands.com/Press-Releases/DUNKIN-BRANDS-ANNOUNCES-COMMITMENT-TO-100-SUSTAINABLE-PALM-OIL-4cc.aspx) ... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Electric Cars are Getting Even Cleaner, New Analysis Finds (9/16/14)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 -- The Union of Concerned Scientists issued the following news release:Sixty percent of Americans now live in regions where electric vehicles (EVs) produce fewer heat-trapping global warming emissions per mile than the most efficient ... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Governor Brown Helps California Prepare for Climate Change with Historic Groundwater Legislation (9/16/14)

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 16 -- The Union of Concerned Scientists issued the following news release:California Governor Edmund G. Brown approved sweeping oversight of groundwater resources today in an unprecedented step for the state, according to the ... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Gov. Brown Helps CA Prepare for Climate Change with Groundwater Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 16, 2014)—California Governor Edmund G. Brown approved sweeping oversight of groundwater resources today in an unprecedented step for the state, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).“This will help California ... [Published Ein News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 3 reports

Electric Vehicles Are Cleaner, but Still Not a Magic Bullet

Photo The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. The Union of Concerned Scientists found that an electric vehicle operating within the Midwest electric power grid is now as clean as a gasoline-engine car achieving 43 miles per gallon; an electric vehicle in New York ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Petition argues Pilgrim security dangerously lax

PLYMOUTH – Cape Downwinders and Pilgrim Watch have filed a joint petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) arguing that Pilgrim’s security in the outer perimeter of the facility, known as the owner-controlled area, is inadequate and represents ... [Published Wicked Local Plymouth - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

5 Eco-Friendly Gardening Tools That Will Help Save the Planet—and Save You Money

As activities go, gardening sounds about as green as you can get, right? Well, no, not if you're using anything more than old-fashioned hand tools to do it.Mowing your yard for an hour with a gas-powered lawnmower pollutes as much as eight new cars driving ... [Published TakePart - Sep 15 2014]

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However, too many corporations want to implement only carbon pricing mechanisms. But the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) says: "A cap-and-trade programme alone would not be sufficient to meet the challenge of climate change."
"There are millions of people who have directly seen the impact, are concerned and beginning to mobilise," said Henn. "The treaty is important, but the treaty is only one part that needs to get done."
"The outpouring of comments to the SEC," she says, "dramatically underscores that Americans want a democracy where facts and evidence hold more sway than secret corporate influence." Tricks of the trade Much of the focus of the SEC comment drive targets the vastly increased amounts of undisclosed corporate money poured directly into...
"It’s a good sign that Dunkin’ is willing to improve sourcing for its U S locations; it should adopt the same requirements globally,” he added. “The company says it’s going to consider doing so, but in the meantime, tropical forests are still getting fried.”"

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Turning the Tide on Corporate Disinformation (O... [Published Yahoo! News - Sep 19 2014]
PG&E Study: Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Is Eart... [Published Breaking Energy online - Sep 19 2014]
Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts Just Made Life ... [Published TakePart - Sep 19 2014]
How Clean are Electric Cars? A Life Cycle Asses... [Published Union of Concerned Scientists - Sep 18 2014]
Powerful corporate lobby dictates environmenta... [Published Pakistan Press International - Sep 18 2014]
Wind turbines kill around 300,000 birds annuall... [Published Nanowerk - Sep 18 2014]
Will China’s great fracking leap help it wean o... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 18 2014]
China’s coal addiction threatens the planet — b... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Sep 18 2014]
Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking ... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Sep 18 2014]
Drought Effects and Management [Published Love to know - Sep 18 2014]
Wildfire Prevention Costs Far Less Than Fires (... [Published LiveScience.com - Sep 18 2014]
GLP's Jon Entine cautions National Academy of S... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Sep 18 2014]
Slot-1 Achieves Net Zero Carbon Emissions & Cel... [Published Music Industry News Network - Sep 17 2014]
Electric cars may not be the environmental cure... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 17 2014]
Why U.S. Donuts Just Got More Environmentally F... [Published Think Progress - Sep 17 2014]
Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says [Published Fuel Fix - Sep 17 2014]
The UN Climate Summit Will Benefit Corporations [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 17 2014]
Recharge Wrap-up: BMW i3 goes against Mercedes ... [Published Autoblog Green - Sep 17 2014]
Electric Cars are Getting Even Cleaner, New Ana... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 17 2014]
Governor Brown Helps California Prepare for Cli... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 17 2014]
New Dunkin' Brands Palm Oil Commitment Doesn't ... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 17 2014]
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China’s coal addiction threatens the planet — b... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Sep 18 2014]
On a hazy morning last September, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi’an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog . The ...
Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking ... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Sep 18 2014]
A Multimedia Production by Jaeah Lee and James West |Thurs Sep. 18, 2014 6:00 AM ET On a hazy morning last September, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus ...
Why U.S. Donuts Just Got More Environmentally F... [Published Think Progress - Sep 17 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock As of Wednesday, your corner donut shop could be significantly more sustainable and forest-friendly. After months of urging, Krispy Kreme, the American global donut and coffee chain, committed to frying its donuts in palm oil ...
Recharge Wrap-up: BMW i3 goes against Mercedes ... [Published Autoblog Green - Sep 17 2014]
Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Manufacturing/Plants , Transportation Alternatives , BMW , Mercedes Benz , Tesla Motors Car and Driver has published a comparison test pitting the 2014 BMW i3 against the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive ...
GLP’s Jon Entine cautions National Academy of S... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Sep 17 2014]
Jon Entine's testimony: EDITOR’S NOTE: The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences held two days of discussions this week on the controversial issue of crop biotechnology as it collects information for a spring 2016 report. ...
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