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Climate

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Meeting on solar geoengineering

Solar Geoengineering Participation

UCS issue brief explains the need and opportunity for researchers and research funders to build inclusive public participation into decisionmaking on solar geoengineering research.

Energy

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Coal plant smokestack

Used, But How Useful?

Some monopoly utilities have found a way to exploit loopholes in the market rules and state regulation so that they can run expensive power plants all day long even while lower-cost resources are plentifully available on the open market.

Food

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Farmworkers carrying baskets with bandanas over their faces

Farmworkers at Risk

Pesticide exposure and heat stress conditions combine to present significant risks to farmworkers’ health and safety. Policies to protect their well-being from these threats are urgently needed.

Nuclear Weapons

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Airmen from the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron prepare a reentry system for removal from a launch facility

Rethinking ICBMs

The US continues to keep intercontinental ballistic missiles on high alert—creating the risk of a mistaken nuclear war in response to a false warning.

Transportation

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A hand plugs in a charger into a white electric vehicle

Comparing Electric Vehicles

The difference between a conventional hybrid electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles explored.
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red Tesla EV at 2019 LA Auto Show

Cleaner EVs

Electric vehicles will be an important part of the US transportation future—especially when charged by a clean electricity grid.

Science & Democracy

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