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Miami New Times
Report Shows Florida Utilities, Including FPL, Were Warned of Climate-Change Risks Since 1970sin June told New Times that the company in 2016 obtained 70 percent of its ener
Miami New Times / Posted 7 hours ago
in June told New Times that the company in 2016 obtained 70 percent of its energy from burning natural gas. (The Union of Concerned Scientists says burning natural gas emits 50 to 60 percent fewer less carbon compared to coal.) By 2023,... Read more
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Miami New Times
Report Shows Florida Utilities, Including FPL, Were Warned of Climate-Change Risks Since 1970sin June told New Times that the company in 2016 obtained 70 percent of its ener
Miami New Times / Posted 7 hours ago
in June told New Times that the company in 2016 obtained 70 percent of its energy from burning natural gas. (The Union of Concerned Scientists says burning natural gas emits 50 to 60 percent fewer less carbon compared to coal.) By 2023,... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Central Coast may be impacted by rising ocean levelsyears. This amount is believed to continue to rise through 2100. On Wednesday,
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted yesterday
years. This amount is believed to continue to rise through 2100. On Wednesday, Scientists with the non-profit group called Union of Concerned Scientists in Sacramento are expected to discuss the potential for severe flooding along California's... Read more
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Daily Star
Los Angeles preparing for nuke strike from North Korea – and THIS is howit should have Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland within range, s
Daily Star / Posted yesterday
it should have Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland within range, said David Wright, a weapons expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In November, emergency services throughout the state will be tested to see if they are ready... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
If America had a voice-mail message for the world, this would be it...himself with people such as Clovis and Pruitt who simply disregard the facts, p
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
himself with people such as Clovis and Pruitt who simply disregard the facts, putting all of us at risk. Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a study on the track record of the administration during its first six months entitled... Read more
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The Age
If America had a voice-mail message for the world, this would be it...himself with people such as Clovis and Pruitt who simply disregard the facts, p
The Age / Posted yesterday
himself with people such as Clovis and Pruitt who simply disregard the facts, putting all of us at risk. Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a study on the track record of the administration during its first six months entitled... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
President Trump is lobotomizing Americahimself with people such as Clovis and Pruitt who simply disregard the facts, p
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
himself with people such as Clovis and Pruitt who simply disregard the facts, putting all of us at risk. Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a study on the track record of the administration during its first six months entitled... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
NRC: Pilgrim workers 'deliberately' violated security proceduresby security personnel, to allow workers to exit the site. David Lochbaum, dire
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 2 days ago
by security personnel, to allow workers to exit the site. David Lochbaum, director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the facts in the report were troubling. “Suppose a different scenario where the... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Repeat claims inundate federal flood insurance programAlthough there are certainly beachfront mansions affected, many homes belong to
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
Although there are certainly beachfront mansions affected, many homes belong to working-class Americans. A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists forecasts that in the next two decades, nearly 170 U.S. coastal communities will face chronic... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
UCS tallies assaults on science during Trump’s first six monthsin its work. With so many threats to public health arising each month, it can b
ScienceBlogs / Posted 3 days ago
in its work. With so many threats to public health arising each month, it can be hard to catch all of them, though. The Union of Concerned Scientists has performed a tremendous service by producing the report Sidelining Science from Day One: How... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Sea level rise could bring costly flooding in coastal communities within decadesofficials could update zoning rules to discourage future building along the wat
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
officials could update zoning rules to discourage future building along the water. According to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the number of U.S. communities that would flood more than twice a month could double to 170 by... Read more
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Salon.com
Myths and facts to know ahead of Rick Perry’s study on the electrical grid and renewable energyby grid operators have found that reliability can be maintained with higher pro
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
by grid operators have found that reliability can be maintained with higher proportions of renewables. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “The authorities responsible for operating the nation’s power grid — regional transmission... Read more
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Mashable
This mayor is leaving politics to fight climate change full-timecould experience chronic inundation — about twice a month, on average — under i
Mashable / Posted 5 days ago
could experience chronic inundation — about twice a month, on average — under intermediate sea level rise projections, the Union of Concerned Scientists said in a July 12 report. An artist's rendering of Hoboken's Southwest Park, a 1-acre... Read more
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MLive.com
Ann Arbor couple waiting for city to lift restrictions so they can go solarhe told commissioners, emphasizing he would make sure the panels aren't an eyes
MLive.com / Posted 5 days ago
he told commissioners, emphasizing he would make sure the panels aren't an eyesore. "As a citizen, as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists, I consider climate change an urgent matter," the psychiatrist added, telling commissioners why... Read more
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Lake County News
State Natural Resources Secretary Laird announces establishment of Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Groupsafety, economy, taxpayer investments, and our environment,” said Jamesine Roge
Lake County News / Posted 5 days ago
safety, economy, taxpayer investments, and our environment,” said Jamesine Rogers Gibson, senior climate analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists, a sponsor of AB 2800. The Natural Resources Agency leads California’s climate change... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile attackstates or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alask
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 days ago
states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alaska," David Wright, senior scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists told The Washington Post's Joby Warrick earlier this month. Large islands or small, those... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile attackstates or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alask
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alaska," David Wright, senior scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists told The Washington Post's Joby Warrick earlier this month. Large islands or small, those... Read more
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WA Today
Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile attackstates or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alask
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alaska," David Wright, senior scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists told The Washington Post's Joby Warrick earlier this month. Large islands or small, those... Read more
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The Age
Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile attackstates or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alask
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alaska," David Wright, senior scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists told The Washington Post's Joby Warrick earlier this month. Large islands or small, those... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
KTXS Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
KECI Missoula / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Trump nominates non-scientist to head science at USDAto actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory r
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 6 days ago
to actually be a scientist. This is not just my opinion, but also a statutory requirement," Coons said in a statement. The Union of Concerned Scientists responded to the nomination with outrage posting a statement online: "With no background in... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Hawaii rolling out civil defense plan for North Korean missile attackstates or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alask
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 6 days ago
states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alaska," David Wright, senior scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists told The Washington Post's Joby Warrick earlier this month. Large islands or small, those... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Hawaii is creating a civil defense plan in case of a North Korean...states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alask
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
states or the large islands of Hawaii, but would allow it to reach all of Alaska," David Wright, senior scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists told The Washington Post's Joby Warrick earlier this month. Large islands or small, those... Read more
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The Mercury News
Palo Alto, East Palo Alto could be hit hard by sea level risecould flood 26 times a year by 2060 if the global sea level rises by a “moderat
The Mercury News / Posted 6 days ago
could flood 26 times a year by 2060 if the global sea level rises by a “moderate” 4 feet, according to a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists. And if the sea level rises more, say by 6 feet, the flooding could extend almost to... Read more
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Raw Story
White House deregulation push clears out hundreds of proposed rulesthe president has had is to rollback, delay and rescind science-based safeguard
Raw Story / Posted 6 days ago
the president has had is to rollback, delay and rescind science-based safeguards,” said Yogin Kothari of the Union of Concerned Scientists. “Today’s release of the regulatory agenda confirms just as much. It continues to perpetuate a... Read more
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The Scientist
Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Researchthe choice illegal because of Clovis’s lack of relevant experience—which is exp
The Scientist / Posted 6 days ago
the choice illegal because of Clovis’s lack of relevant experience—which is expected based on federal law, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. In a statement, the advocacy group states that Clovis is “therefore legally and scientifically... Read more
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The Hill
Trump picks climate skeptic for Ag science jobbeen opposed by groups worried about climate change. Ricardo Salvador, directo
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
been opposed by groups worried about climate change. Ricardo Salvador, director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists a expressed concern about Clovis’ appointment in May, saying in a statement reported by Think... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California’s economy will suffer plenty from climate change. But at least it’s not Floridabeaches and coastal communities. Predictions about rising seas in California a
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
beaches and coastal communities. Predictions about rising seas in California are dire; a just-released study by the Union of Concerned Scientists said the Bay Area can expect chronic flooding by 2035 in well-heeled communities such as... Read more
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CBS 58 Milwaukee
Rare view of underwater forest preserved since Ice Agerise is expected to destabilize hundreds of communities by the end of this cent
CBS 58 Milwaukee / Posted 8 days ago
rise is expected to destabilize hundreds of communities by the end of this century, according to recent analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists. More than 90 coastal communities in the U.S. already cope with chronic inundation. In sharing... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Report: Eastern Shore Communities Could Deal With Chronic Floodinglooking bleak for a number of Maryland coastal communities along the Eastern Sh
CBS Baltimore / Posted 8 days ago
looking bleak for a number of Maryland coastal communities along the Eastern Shore, according to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists. New findings suggest that between climate change and chronic flooding many of these areas... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Science under threat in the Trump eraAndrew A. Rosenberg is director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 8 days ago
Andrew A. Rosenberg is director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In November, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, after extensive analysis and review of the scientific literature,... Read more
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Raw Story
I was told I could not ‘participate’: Climate scientist barred by US government from meeting with Mark Zuckerbergthe administration has a particular view,” Andrew Rosenberg, a fisheries scient
Raw Story / Posted 8 days ago
the administration has a particular view,” Andrew Rosenberg, a fisheries scientist with the Washington-based Union of Concerned Scientists told Mic. “But that doesn’t mean you suppress scientific information and evidence and expertise... Read more
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CBS News
Underwater forest preserved since Ice Agerise is expected to destabilize hundreds of communities by the end of this cent
CBS News / Posted 8 days ago
rise is expected to destabilize hundreds of communities by the end of this century, according to recent analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists. More than 90 coastal communities in the U.S. already cope with chronic inundation. In sharing... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Questions surround nuclear plants' cybersecurity amid hacksdidn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scient
Greenwich Time / Posted 9 days ago
didn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scientist of the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. Industry executives learned otherwise when hackers worked their way into... Read more
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The News-Times
Questions surround nuclear plants' cybersecurity amid hacksdidn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scient
The News-Times / Posted 9 days ago
didn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scientist of the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. Industry executives learned otherwise when hackers worked their way into... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Questions surround nuclear plants' cybersecurity amid hacksdidn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scient
Stamford Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
didn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scientist of the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. Industry executives learned otherwise when hackers worked their way into... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Questions surround nuclear plants' cybersecurity amid hacksdidn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scient
Connecticut Post / Posted 9 days ago
didn't really believe that they were a target," said Edwin Lyman, senior scientist of the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. Industry executives learned otherwise when hackers worked their way into... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Charleston preparing $100M project to fight sea level risefeet. The change is needed to prepare for rising sea levels over the next cent
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 12 days ago
feet. The change is needed to prepare for rising sea levels over the next century. A new report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists concluded that by 2060, under moderate sea-rise scenarios, 16 percent of peninsular Charleston... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Climate change denial ignites resistanceto 50 flights, all because the air was too hot. At higher temperatures, asphalt
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
to 50 flights, all because the air was too hot. At higher temperatures, asphalt can melt, making runways unusable. The Union of Concerned Scientists just published a comprehensive study on the increasing impacts of sea level rise on U.S.... Read more
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Island Packet
Curbelo’s gang of moderate Republicans defeats anti-climate change legislationare facing hundreds of floods a year, and in some cases could be mostly submerg
Island Packet / Posted 12 days ago
are facing hundreds of floods a year, and in some cases could be mostly submerged by 2100, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The report calculated that a three-foot sea level rise would threaten at least 128 U.S.... Read more
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CBS News
Communities will face chronic flooding as sea levels risecentury for hundreds of U.S. coastal communities in the crosshairs of sea level
CBS News / Posted 12 days ago
century for hundreds of U.S. coastal communities in the crosshairs of sea level rise, according to a new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Chronic inundation is term used to describe when a community faces flooding at least 26... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Study predicts Wilmington area beaches possibly unlivable by year 2100Unlivable. That’s what a new study released by the Union of Concerned Scientis
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 13 days ago
Unlivable. That’s what a new study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists said about Wilmington’s surrounding beaches by the year 2100. The study found that flooding due to rising sea levels could become chronic in our area by... Read more
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