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Rigorous, independent science working to solve our planet's most pressing problems
Rigorous, independent science working to solve our planet's most pressing problems

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The EPA held their hearing for its restricting science proposal yesterday. If you weren't able to attend the hearing, there's still time to participate. The public comment period has been extended until August 16!
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Meet Andrew Wheeler: former coal lobbyist and current acting administrator of the EPA.
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JUST IN: Scott Pruitt resigns as Administrator of the EPA. Read more in out statement from UCS President, Ken Kimmell: http://bit.ly/2MQVPDp
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The cold and wet conditions of the Arctic are extraordinary for preservation. Unfortunately, the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average, putting valuable artifacts and archaeological sites in danger of disappearing forever:
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WIN: thanks to media reporting and outcry, NOAA Administrator Timothy Gallaudet has backtracked:
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As many as 311,000 US coastal homes, with a collective market value of about $117.5 billion today, are at risk of tidal flooding caused by sea level rise within the next 30 years, according to our new analysis:
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Our food system should be one we are proud of—supporting farmers, eaters, the environment, and local economies alike. Our scorecard ranks all 50 states from farm to fork. See how your state stacks up:
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This seems like a good time to assess what the House Farm Bill's sponsors got wrong about the people in their own districts who rely on SNAP. Among all SNAP participants nationwide, about 40% are children, while roughly 10% are elderly. Learn more by visiting http://bit.ly/2sLOfBN
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The latest from the Trump administration: the White House is planning on issuing a directive that will force consumers to bail out money-losing coal & nuclear plants. Read more in our statement:
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As if the Department of Interior trying to manipulate a study to hide the effects of climate change isn't bad news enough, the study itself found that 118 of our national parks may be vulnerable to future sea level rise and storm surges:
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