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The Union of Concerned Scientists has a plan to cut oil use in half and has gotten to know Americans working from coast to coast to make our Half the Oil solutions a reality. Meet them yourself at
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This takes place from 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET. Audience, please join "Science, Media, and Public Policy: The Brave New World of Media and Emerging Technologies" at 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Union of Concerned Scientists. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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A look at how sea level rise, flooding, extreme heat, dry spells, and intensified storms are challenging communities across the nation...
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Join Dr. Scheufele for an interactive discussion that will explore the future of societal debates about controversial science in our highly polarized political environment. Together we will delve into the questions: "How can citizens make meaningful policy choices in an age of (anti-)science blogs and vicious online debates?"; and "What can we learn from recent empirical work in the social sciences about strategies for navigating this brave new world of science, media, and society?" 

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- +Dietram Scheufele , co-chair of the National Academies'  Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences and John E. Ross Professor in Science Communication, at +University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and chief scientist of the UCS climate campaign; Cox visiting professor at +Stanford University 
- Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS
Science, Media, and Public Policy: The Brave New World of Media and Emerging Technologies
Thu, April 10, 3:00 PM
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There's still time to register for tonight's online book club. Join the co-authors of "Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster" for a discussion of this scientific retelling of what happened at Fukushima three years ago—and the urgent reminder that U.S. nuclear power isn't as safe as it could and should be.
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When it comes to land use and climate change, cows are the real hogs. They use enormous amounts of biomass as well as the large majority of the planet’s agricultural land, yet produce a very small amount of our food:
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Land that is WAY too rocky or sloped to grow grains or vegetables can grow pasture or hay.If we don't use that grass to grow meat or dairy, when grass is all it supports, we lose it to food production entirely. 
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CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are the most widely watched cable news networks in the U.S. Their coverage of climate change is an influential source of information for the public and policy makers alike, but their accuracy varies significantly. All of them can take steps to improve their coverage of climate science:
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Fox News can hardly be called a News Station, their reporting is so twisted on Climate Science. Here in Canada, the Conservative Government is doing all they can to fix that problem...they are simply doing away with science altogether....shutting down the Arctic research centre so there is no clear record of the rising temperatures in the Arctic. Or how about simply not funding our Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, instead, funding independent film makers to make content that private broadcasters will air! This is VERY CONCERNING! Harper's government has their head in the sand..the Tar Sand, that is...
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A new price tag on America's pastime?
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The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (often shortened to "House Science Committee") has historically been known both for its strong reliance on science in decision making and for its bipartisanship. But our analysis shows that both of these qualities have been eroded in recent years. The committee is hearing from more corporate witnesses and fewer independent scientists, while hearings have been devoted more to scrutiny of the executive branch and less to consideration of science-related policy issues or proposed legislative solutions:
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Will +Elon Musk revolutionize the battery energy storage market the way that Henry Ford transformed the auto industry?
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Let's hope so.  Or at least spur someone else into making widespread storage a reality.
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