Posts Tagged ‘ Union of Concerned Scientists ’

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.

Union of Concerned Scientists singles out Millstone incident as one of two ‘most threatening’ in nation in 2011

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

In a report released Tuesday, the Union of Concerned Scientists ranked an incident at Millstone last year as one of two of the “most threatening” safety lapses at U.S. nuclear power plants in 2011.

In an e-mail message, NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan took issue with the UCS’s characterization of the Millstone 2 event as a “near miss.”

2500 Scientists Reject Attacks on Clean Air Act

Feb 9th, 2011 | By

More than 2,500 U.S. scientists have sent a letter urging members of Congress to reject legislation that would undermine a U.S. EPA finding under the Clean Air Act that heat-trapping emissions are altering the climate and endangering public health.

States Lead the Way to Reduce Global Warming Emissions: UCS

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

In the absence of national leadership, many states are taking matters into their own hands to reduce carbon emissions, the Union of Concerned Scientists reports. Last month in California, voters thwarted an aggressive attempt by oil companies to kill the state’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act—showing support for clean energy technology development as the path

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Union of Concerned Scientists urging green shipping for the holidays

Nov 29th, 2010 | By

This holiday season UCS urges consumers to use their consciences to invoke the consciences of others to send a message to shoppers, shippers, and retailers to get more efficient delivery trucks on the roads.