Posts Tagged ‘ UCS ’

Union of Concerned Scientists hosts ‘Sandy, One Year Later: Looking to the Future’ Oct. 29, West Long Branch, NJ

Oct 18th, 2013 | By
Aerial view of flooding after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Superstorm Sandy flooded cities and changed coastlines, causing $75 billion in damage and making it the second-costliest extreme weather event in U.S. history. But the consequences would have been far worse without modern science. As we brace for more damaging storms, we must: improve prediction, response and recovery; better integrate science in risk assessments; create more resilient infrastructure; and ensure that communities can access adequate information to make good planning decisions that benefit all community members. One year after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, UCS is holding a full-day forum to discuss how the application of scientific information can make communities more resilient and help the region plan for the future. Participants can attend either in person or via webcast. Click on this Environmental Headline for more about the conference.

Wind Power — Reliable, Clean and Cost Effective

May 11th, 2011 | By

Wind power is one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity available, capable of generating power at prices competitive with new natural gas plants and cheaper than new coal and nuclear plants. Across the US, abundant wind resources can be harnessed to produce reliable and clean electricity.