Union of Concerned Scientists

Latest stories

2d
KOAT7abc Albuquerque
'The effects will be quite noticeable by 2030'WILL BE QUITE NOTICEABLE BY 2030. ERIC: A SOBERING SHORT TERM CERTAINTY FROM DR
'The effects will be quite noticeable by 2030'
KOAT7abc Albuquerque / Posted 2 days ago
WILL BE QUITE NOTICEABLE BY 2030. ERIC: A SOBERING SHORT TERM CERTAINTY FROM DR. JASON FUNK CLIMATE. HE REPRESENTS THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS A RESEARCH , GROUP THAT CLOSELY STUDIES THEIR REPORT DOCUMENTS THE RAPID WARMING OF THE ROCKY... Read more
2d
WMUR New Hampshire
Community leaders, activists, to hold climate change rally in Exeterinternational and local action to meet the challenge of climate change. Member
Community leaders, activists, to hold climate change rally in Exeter
WMUR New Hampshire / Posted 2 days ago
international and local action to meet the challenge of climate change. Members of the League of Conservation Voters, the Union of Concerned Scientists and others are gathering Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Exeter Town Hall. They plan to rally and... Read more
2d
WCAX-TV Vermont
Community leaders, activists, to hold climate change rallyinternational and local action to meet the challenge of climate change. Member
Community leaders, activists, to hold climate change rally
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 2 days ago
international and local action to meet the challenge of climate change. Members of the League of Conservation Voters, the Union of Concerned Scientists and others are gathering Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Exeter Town Hall. They plan to rally to... Read more
3d
Santa Fe Reporter
Wild Weatherhotter summers, less predictable winters and more drought to New Mexico, accord
Wild Weather
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
hotter summers, less predictable winters and more drought to New Mexico, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Those shifts will challenge agriculture and ecosystems, as well as homes and... Read more
7d
The Seattle Times
Floating nuke plants planned for China’s man-made islandsNuclear Safety Administration. David Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer and director
Floating nuke plants planned for China’s man-made islands
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
Nuclear Safety Administration. David Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer and director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists, said that in the event of a major nuclear accident at a floating barge, such as a meltdown of... Read more
6 related stories
7d
Everett Herald
175 nations sign historic accord on global warmingchallenge, many said, will be to constantly press leaders to do more.Alden Meye
175 nations sign historic accord on global warming
Everett Herald / Posted 7 days ago
challenge, many said, will be to constantly press leaders to do more.Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said major industrial nations at upcoming meetings should “phase out fossil fuel subsidies,... Read more
444 related stories
8d
Chicago Tribune
China to build nuclear power plants on artificial islandsmore able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said D
China to build nuclear power plants on artificial islands
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
more able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said Dave Lochbaum, a nuclear safety expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. And the risk of a meltdown at sea, while remote, could still have nasty... Read more
6 related stories
8d
WA Today
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plantsmore able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said D
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plants
WA Today / Posted 8 days ago
more able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said Dave Lochbaum, a nuclear safety expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. And the risk of a meltdown at sea, while remote, could still have nasty... Read more
6 related stories
8d
Brisbane Times
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plantsmore able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said D
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plants
Brisbane Times / Posted 8 days ago
more able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said Dave Lochbaum, a nuclear safety expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. And the risk of a meltdown at sea, while remote, could still have nasty... Read more
6 related stories
8d
The Age
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plantsmore able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said D
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plants
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
more able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said Dave Lochbaum, a nuclear safety expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. And the risk of a meltdown at sea, while remote, could still have nasty... Read more
6 related stories
8d
Sydney Morning Herald
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plantsmore able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said D
South China Sea dispute: Beijing plans floating nuclear power plants
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
more able to avoid catastrophic power outages than a land-based reactor, said Dave Lochbaum, a nuclear safety expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. And the risk of a meltdown at sea, while remote, could still have nasty... Read more
6 related stories
8d
Boston Globe
Over 150 nations to sign unprecedented Paris climate dealin terms of temperature increases,’’ said Alden Meyer, who has followed climate
Over 150 nations to sign unprecedented Paris climate deal
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
in terms of temperature increases,’’ said Alden Meyer, who has followed climate talks for more than two decades for the Union of Concerned Scientists, a U.S. advocacy group. Nations have set their own emission targets under the deal and have... Read more
444 related stories
8d
Duke University
Food Policy Leaders to Address Future of FoodLeading experts from organizations including the World Bank, World Health Organ
Food Policy Leaders to Address Future of Food
Duke University / Posted 8 days ago
Leading experts from organizations including the World Bank, World Health Organization, Council on Foreign Relations, Union of Concerned Scientists, United Nations World Food Programme, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders,... Read more
9d
KESQ Palm Springs
When Americans fought over gasolineproduces half of U.S. oil output. And relying on oil that is tougher to extrac
When Americans fought over gasoline
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 9 days ago
produces half of U.S. oil output. And relying on oil that is tougher to extract increases emissions. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, "oil --- the main ingredient in gasoline --- has steadily become dirtier. The pollution... Read more
9d
ABC 7 El Paso
When Americans fought over gasolineproduces half of U.S. oil output. And relying on oil that is tougher to extrac
When Americans fought over gasoline
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 9 days ago
produces half of U.S. oil output. And relying on oil that is tougher to extract increases emissions. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, "oil --- the main ingredient in gasoline --- has steadily become dirtier. The pollution... Read more
10d
Alaska Public
How Murkowski crafted an energy bill that 80 senators have a stake inbe in the way. Get it out of the way, which is what we have done with this prop
How Murkowski crafted an energy bill that 80 senators have a stake in
Alaska Public / Posted 10 days ago
be in the way. Get it out of the way, which is what we have done with this proposal,” Murkowski said. Rob Cowin, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, is an advocate for clean energy. He likes the bill. Sort of. “Just to be completely blunt... Read more
82 related stories
10d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years onare made, the risk of human error -- the common factor at Chernobyl and Fukushi
Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 10 days ago
are made, the risk of human error -- the common factor at Chernobyl and Fukushima -- remains. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, there were 10 "near misses" at US reactors in 2015, events that potentially increase the risk... Read more
5 related stories
10d
PhysOrg
Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years onimprovements are made, the risk of human error—the common factor at Chernobyl a
Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
improvements are made, the risk of human error—the common factor at Chernobyl and Fukushima—remains. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, there were 10 "near misses" at US reactors in 2015, events that potentially increase the risk... Read more
5 related stories
10d
Reuters
Senate passes energy bill to bolster power grid, speed LNG exportsthe fuel to Asia and Europe that cost billions of dollars to build. Rob Cowin,
Senate passes energy bill to bolster power grid, speed LNG exports
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
the fuel to Asia and Europe that cost billions of dollars to build. Rob Cowin, director of government affairs at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit group, said in a blog the bill falls "far short" of what is needed to promote wind... Read more
82 related stories
10d
The Huffington Post
Most Of Us Believe In Global Warming, But That’s Not EnoughAnderson, with the Union of Concerned Scientists, linked increased awareness wi
Most Of Us Believe In Global Warming, But That’s Not Enough
The Huffington Post / Posted 10 days ago
Anderson, with the Union of Concerned Scientists, linked increased awareness with highly public steps to address global warming, pointing to the landmark climate summit in Paris last year where more than 190 nations agreed to cut emissions in an... Read more
10d
Kansas City InfoZine
Living Near Healthy Food Retailers May Lower Diabetes Ratesall U.S. counties, living near healthy food retailers is associated with lower
Living Near Healthy Food Retailers May Lower Diabetes Rates
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 10 days ago
all U.S. counties, living near healthy food retailers is associated with lower diabetes rates, according to a report the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released Tuesday, "The Devastating Consequences of Unequal Food Access: The Role of Race... Read more
10d
PhysOrg
Climate change: Is the 1.5C target a mirage?be reached. "1.5 C is almost certainly not feasible without an overshoot," sai
Climate change: Is the 1.5C target a mirage?
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
be reached. "1.5 C is almost certainly not feasible without an overshoot," said Peter Frumhoff, chief scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, expressing a view shared—if not frequently articulated—by climate experts. The... Read more
11 related stories
11d
Manila Bulletin
From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdlecreated momentum to start to grapple with some of these issues, but it doesn’t
From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdle
Manila Bulletin / Posted 11 days ago
created momentum to start to grapple with some of these issues, but it doesn’t mean they are solved yet,” said Union of Concerned Scientists climate analyst Alden Meyer. “There is a lot of work to be done yet to adjust to the... Read more
3 related stories
11d
Rappler
From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdlecreated momentum to start to grapple with some of these issues, but it doesn't
From Paris to New York, climate pact to cross next hurdle
Rappler / Posted 11 days ago
created momentum to start to grapple with some of these issues, but it doesn't mean they are solved yet," said Union of Concerned Scientists climate analyst Alden Meyer. "There is a lot of work to be done yet to adjust to the... Read more
3 related stories
12d
FOX News
AGs, activists accused of 'collusion' on Exxon probe amid new emailsin New York, on the same day as a major press conference. The meeting included
AGs, activists accused of 'collusion' on Exxon probe amid new emails
FOX News / Posted 12 days ago
in New York, on the same day as a major press conference. The meeting included a presentation by Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists on the “imperative of taking action now on climate change.” Matt Pawa, who litigated against... Read more
12d
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange
US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force earlyEU to get to that 55% hurdle, if you want to see that in the next year or so,”
US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange / Posted 12 days ago
EU to get to that 55% hurdle, if you want to see that in the next year or so,” said Alden Meyer, strategy director for the Union of Concerned Scientists. That will force governments to cobble together a coalition of smaller countries if they hope... Read more
12d
Guardian Unlimited
US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force earlyEU to get to that 55% hurdle, if you want to see that in the next year or so,”
US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 12 days ago
EU to get to that 55% hurdle, if you want to see that in the next year or so,” said Alden Meyer, strategy director for the Union of Concerned Scientists. That will force governments to cobble together a coalition of smaller countries if they hope... Read more
13d
The Washington Times
Democratic AGs, climate change groups colluded on prosecuting dissenters, emails showreceived a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate c
Democratic AGs, climate change groups colluded on prosecuting dissenters, emails show
The Washington Times / Posted 13 days ago
received a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate change dissenters. Peter Frumhoff of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Climate Accountability Institute’s Matt Pawa spent 45 minutes each providing talking... Read more
14d
International Business Times
National Park Week 2016: Top 5 stunning views of natural beauty dating back millions of years Rhode Island to discuss the problem and how to adapt to rising seas and preserv
National Park Week 2016: Top 5 stunning views of natural beauty dating back millions of years
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
Rhode Island to discuss the problem and how to adapt to rising seas and preserve historic structures. Adam Markham of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference, said: "We're actually not going to be able to save... Read more
15d
Salon.com
The 3 most environmentally damaging habits you might be able to changemust accept limits to that growth. The warning was spearheaded by Nobel laurea
The 3 most environmentally damaging habits you might be able to change
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
must accept limits to that growth. The warning was spearheaded by Nobel laureate Henry W. Kendall, former chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He described our precarious situation bluntly: “If we don’t halt population growth with... Read more
16d
PhysOrg
What causes air pollution?other services also requires significant amounts of electricity, which in turn
What causes air pollution?
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
other services also requires significant amounts of electricity, which in turn leads to more emissions. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, industry accounts for 21% of greenhouse gas emissions in the US, while electricity generation... Read more
16d
PhysOrg
After Paris climate deal, now the hard partsome of these issues, but it doesn't mean that they are solved yet," said Alden
After Paris climate deal, now the hard part
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
some of these issues, but it doesn't mean that they are solved yet," said Alden Meyer, a veteran climate analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC. Fears that efforts would flag after the champagne was drained in December... Read more
7 related stories
16d
The Economic Times
After Paris climate deal, now the hard partsome of these issues, but it doesn't mean that they are solved yet," said Alden
After Paris climate deal, now the hard part
The Economic Times / Posted 16 days ago
some of these issues, but it doesn't mean that they are solved yet," said Alden Meyer, a veteran climate analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington DC. Fears that efforts would flag after the champagne was drained in December... Read more
7 related stories
18d
The Berkeley Daily Planet
Who would you believe, The Union of Concerned Scientists or the EPA?. Categorycan be calculated for an electric car. However, there is more than one way to c
Who would you believe, The Union of Concerned Scientists or the EPA?. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 18 days ago
can be calculated for an electric car. However, there is more than one way to calculate such an equivalent. The Union of Concerned Scientists uses one method, and the EPA uses a very different method that gives very different... Read more
18d
Chicago Tribune
The Kochs' great sin: disagreeing with the liberal narrativeCampaign, NARAL, Emily’s List, the Ford Foundation, Black Lives Matter, Occupy
The Kochs' great sin: disagreeing with the liberal narrative
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
Campaign, NARAL, Emily’s List, the Ford Foundation, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.org, the NAACP, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Greenpeace, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, Steven Spielberg and, of course,... Read more
19d
Newsmax
8 US Historic Sites Threatened – If Sea Level Predictions CorrectCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
8 US Historic Sites Threatened – If Sea Level Predictions Correct
Newsmax / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. "We're actually not going to be able to save everything," he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
Boston Herald
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens historic sites in Boston, other US citiesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens historic sites in Boston, other US cities
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. "We're actually not going to be able to save everything," he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
CTV News
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens U.S. historic sitesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens U.S. historic sites
CTV News / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. "We're actually not going to be able to save everything," he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
The Seattle Times
Rising sea levels threaten U.S. historic sites such as Ellis Island, BostonCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Rising sea levels threaten U.S. historic sites such as Ellis Island, Boston
The Seattle Times / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. “We’re actually not going to be able to save everything,” he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
CBS Baltimore
Annapolis Could Be Affected By Rising Sea LevelsCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Annapolis Could Be Affected By Rising Sea Levels
CBS Baltimore / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. “We’re actually not going to be able to save everything,” he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
Lowell Sun
Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
Lowell Sun / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. "We're actually not going to be able to save everything," he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
iol.co.za
US historical sites under threatCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
US historical sites under threat
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. “We're actually not going to be able to save everything,” he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
Boston Herald
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesIsland to discuss the problem, how to adapt to rising seas and preserve histori
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
Boston Herald / Posted 19 days ago
Island to discuss the problem, how to adapt to rising seas and preserve historic structures. Adam Markham works for the Union of Concerned Scientists and is scheduled to speak at the conference. He says many of the most threatened sites in North... Read more
18 related stories
19d
Denver Post
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
Denver Post / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. "We're actually not going to be able to save everything," he... Read more
18 related stories
19d
PhysOrg
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
PhysOrg / Posted 19 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, the Statue of Liberty stands... Read more
18 related stories
19d
ABC 6 Providence
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesIsland to discuss the problem, how to adapt to rising seas and preserve histori
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 19 days ago
Island to discuss the problem, how to adapt to rising seas and preserve historic structures. Adam Markham works for the Union of Concerned Scientists and is scheduled to speak at the conference. He says many of the most threatened sites in North... Read more
18 related stories
20d
The Wilmington Star-News
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 20 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. "We're actually not going to be able to save everything," he... Read more
18 related stories
20d
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 20 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. "We're actually not going to be able to save everything," he... Read more
18 related stories
20d
Salon.com
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesCarolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fas
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world, said Adam Markham, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a speaker at the conference. “We’re actually not going to be able to save everything,” he... Read more
18 related stories
20d
WVVA Bluefield
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sitesIsland to discuss the problem, how to adapt to rising seas and preserve histori
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 20 days ago
Island to discuss the problem, how to adapt to rising seas and preserve historic structures. Adam Markham works for the Union of Concerned Scientists and is scheduled to speak at the conference. He says many of the most threatened sites in North... Read more
18 related stories
More

People in this news