Union of Concerned Scientists

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Name: Union of Concerned Scientists
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Frustration at UN climate talks despite EU deal

Bonn (AFP) - A European deal on curbing carbon emissions yielded a rare concrete input Friday to UN climate talks, but did little to ease frustration among negotiators demanding progress on a global pact in Bonn.Sealed at a hard-fought summit in Brussels, ... [Published Yahoo! Green - 15 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Weather Channel Co-founder Tells UCLA Forum: “There Is No Climate Crisis”

In an open letter emailed to the officials of UCLA’s Hammer Forum, Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman (shown) stated straightforwardly: “There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no ... [Published New American - 11 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Column: Politicians aren't scientists, but they are responsible

When an editorial board recently asked Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about climate change, he said he wasn't a scientist. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott, both Republicans, have said the same thing.New York Gov. Andrew ... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Behind splitting the state is a real concern

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The reason South Miami Vice Mayor Walter Harris proposed breaking Florida into two — rising sea levels — might have gotten drowned out in the wave of social media attention his proposal got.Climate change is not as sexy as secession, ... [Published Naples Daily News - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Climate change: Impossible mission? Maybe, maybe not.

The original “Mission: Impossible” was a popular TV series from 1966 to '73. The basic premise is that a small team of special agents was given an extremely difficult task to accomplish, should they choose to accept it, in limited time with instructions ... [Published Press-Republican Online - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 9 reports

More than 800 foreign scientists urge Canada to loosen funding and freedoms

OTTAWA - More than 800 scientists from around the world have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper decrying what they call a rapid decline in funding and freedoms faced by Canadian government scientists."Earth to Canada: Science Needs ... [Published Brandon Sun - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Earth to Canada: International Scientists Call for Canadian Science Funding and Freedoms to Be Restored

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2014) - Over 800 scientists worldwide have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling on the federal government to restore funding cut from its science programs and to remove barriers to the ... [Published Digital Journal - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Renewable energy sources are the way of the future

The era of fossil fuel usage will undoubtedly have to come to an end. Not because of political influence or lobbying, but because fossil fuels are finite while other forms of energy are sustainable and make sense for the long term.The question of how ... [Published Daily Titan - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

CARTER & HARRIS: Another EPA alarm about rising seas that aren't rising

Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Miami Beach recently to raise awareness about the need to “stop global warming” in order to save the region from dangerous sea-level rise.“How are we going to pump our way out ... [Published Washington Times - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Neptune rising

Studies show much of Hong Kong’s reclaimed land is at risk of being claimed back by the sea around the beginning of the next century. A report by Wang Yuke.An aerial view of Hong Kong International Airport , which is potentially at risk from rising sea ... [Published China Daily Asia - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

America Can Nearly Quadruple Its Renewable Electricity By 2030

Clean Technica: A recent Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) study found that America can nearly quadruple its renewable electricity in the next 15 years, reaching 23% by 2030. This comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal that ... [Published I360 Gov - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists: EPA Underestimating Renewables Potential

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/scientists-epa-underestimating-u.s.-renewables-potential-18176 Generating electricity in the U.S. can be a lot greener and more climate-friendly than the Obama administration expects it to be through 2030, researchers ... [Published Eksjö Klimatblogg Feed - Oct 18 2014]

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Nations should "directly negotiate with other parties and start drafting the outcome texts" , said the group
In Providence, RI, Food Day will be celebrated at the city s Burnside Park, highlighting local food businesses and farms. "Finding responsible and affordable ways to grow and distribute healthy food is an important question we face as a country, said U S Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). "I am glad to see Rhode Islanders coming together to improve our diets and find better ways to supply our food. And thank you to all the local businesses and farms taking part for making Rhode Island one of the best places to eat in the country!""
Commenting on the entire program, Angela Canterbury, executive director for Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, declared: "The current plan is geared towards building more nuclear weapons that we don't need and can't afford. We need to scrap it and the nuclear weapons we don't need. We need to put into place a far more affordable plan to meet the President's goals to make us safer." 
The Homeland Security Newswire wrote Aug...
...our communities," Gail Simmons, Food & Wine's special projects director and permanent judge on Bravo's Top Chef, said in a Food Day press release. "We need the whole country to be engaged in the food movement, and Food Day is a way to help get us there."

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Weather Channel Co-founder Tells UCLA Forum: “T... [Published New American - 11 hours ago]
Frustration at UN climate talks despite EU deal [Published Yahoo! Green - 15 hours ago]
The Canadian War on Science: More updates to th... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - 18 hours ago]
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Food Day Sweeps Country, Highlighting Real Food... [Published Ein News - 22 hours ago]
7 Facts That Prove Your Day-To-Day Choices Can ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 24 2014]
Bury The Bomb Before It Buries Us [Published Counter Currents - Oct 23 2014]
FED UP–Official Trailer [Published Examiner.com - Oct 23 2014]
Column: Politicians aren't scientists, but they... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Oct 23 2014]
Google Quits ALEC, But Chevron, ExxonMobil and ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 23 2014]
Speaking Out Oct. 23 [Published Colorado Hometown Weekly - Oct 23 2014]
Florida Is Sick of Florida, Wants to Secede Fro... [Published Vice Magazine US - Oct 23 2014]
Behind splitting the state is a real concern [Published Naples Daily News - Oct 22 2014]
Climate change: Impossible mission? Maybe, mayb... [Published Press-Republican Online - Oct 22 2014]
Ocean Roundup: Baby Sea Turtles Tracked with Ti... [Published Oceana - Oct 22 2014]
If each household spent $0.18 more per month, A... [Published Electronic Products - Oct 22 2014]
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is a Dangerous Cop-Out [Published Slate Magazine - Oct 22 2014]
Food Day 2014: Food Justice = Worker Justice! [Published Huffington Post - Oct 22 2014]
Sierra Club launches new online tool to help co... [Published Noodls - Oct 22 2014]
2 Senate Democrats explore how to protect coal ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 22 2014]
More than 800 foreign scientists urge Canada to... [Published Brandon Sun - Oct 21 2014]
How Clean Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehic... [Published Union of Concerned Scientists - Oct 21 2014]
Scientists Keep Sending the Canadian Prime Mini... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Oct 21 2014]
Scientists Protest Restrictions on Sharing Rese... [Published Chronicle of Higher Education - Oct 21 2014]
What Does Warren Buffett See in Car Dealers? [Published AIADA - Oct 21 2014]
World scientists ask Canada to stop restrictions [Published Radio Canada International - Oct 21 2014]
Republicans Would Target EPA Power Plant, Ozone... [Published Bureau of National Affairs - Oct 21 2014]
Remembering Rick Piltz [Published Climate Science Watch - Oct 21 2014]
World’s researchers to Canada: Stop censoring s... [Published Salon - Oct 21 2014]
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The Canadian War on Science: More updates to th... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - 18 hours ago]
It has been a year since I last updated my chronological listing of the Harper Conservative government’s war on science. The newly updated master list is here , where you can also read more about this project in general. The previous update from October ...
Renewables And Efficiency Made Up 70 Percent Of... [Published Think Progress - Oct 20 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock Other than a slight uptick from 2012 to 2013, U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have been on a slow decline since 2007. And according to a new report by Greenpeace, 70 percent of that drop was thanks to renewables and energy ...
FDL Book Salon Welcomes Helen Caldicott, Crisis... [Published Firedoglake - Oct 19 2014]
Welcome Dr. Helen Caldicott ( NuclearFreePlanet.org ) ( HelenCaldicott.com ) and Host Dr. David Lochbaum ( Union of Concerned Scientists ) (author, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster ) Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological ...
Scientists: EPA Underestimating Renewables Pote... [Published Eksjö Klimatblogg Feed - Oct 18 2014]
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/scientists-epa-underestimating-u.s.-renewables-potential-18176 Generating electricity in the U.S. can be a lot greener and more climate-friendly than the Obama administration expects it to be through 2030, researchers ...
Gov. Rick Scott Skirts Climate Change At Gubern... [Published Think Progress - Oct 16 2014]
Democratic challenger, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, left, and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, shake hands after participating in their second debate, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Davie, Fla. CREDIT: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool Florida ...
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