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2014-06-05 10:59:03

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Efforts reduce climate change emissions without obstructing commodities boom Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The report, "Deforestation Success Stories: Tropical Nations Where Forest Protection and Reforestation Policies Have...

United States' Cultural Heritage At Risk Due To Changing Climate
2014-05-20 14:19:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From Faneuil Hall in Boston to the Bering Land Bridge National Monument in Alaska, Americans treasure numerous national landmarks and a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists has found that many of these sites are under threat from the effects of climate change. “Today these sites face a perilous and uncertain future in a world of rising sea levels, more frequent wildfires, increased flooding, and other damaging effects of...

2013-08-07 23:02:12

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) releases report showcasing the role hospital community food programs can play in improving population health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Hospitals across the country are greeting today’s Union of Concerned Scientists report as a validation of efforts they are already undertaking to improve patient health by providing patients with more access to fresher, healthier food. Massachusetts-based Steward Health Care has embarked on an innovative...

Politicians Criticized For Lack Of Understanding In Response To Climate Change And Extreme Weather
2013-05-24 09:04:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In July 2012 the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released an infographic detailing the associations between extreme weather in the US and the evidence of climate change. In the report, the graph explained that strong evidence of climate change was seen in droughts, coastal flooding and heat waves, while limited evidence was seen for tornadoes and hurricanes. However, on the heels of devastating events, such as last fall´s...

EPA Cut Corners On Climate Finding: Inspector General
2011-09-29 05:14:24

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took shortcuts in laying the groundwork to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases, the agency's Inspector General said on Wednesday in a report that could boost efforts to block new climate change rules. The report concluded that the environmental agency should have followed a more comprehensive review process in a technical paper it compiled to support its determination that greenhouse gases pose dangers to human health and welfare. ...

2011-05-09 10:59:00

Letter Asks President to Set 60 MPG Standard for New Vehicles that Save at the Pump, Protect Clean Air and Reduce Oil Dependence WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leaders of the nation's largest environmental groups today asked President Obama to create long-term relief for drivers at the pump by delivering the strongest fuel-efficiency and auto pollution standards for new vehicles currently under consideration. The administration will propose new fuel efficiency and...


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