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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.
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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.
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Oklahoma rancher Pat Crenshaw

Leveling the Fields

US agriculture presents many obstacles for Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color. We review opportunities to begin overcoming the history of racist policies and exclusion.
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Fishing boat off Grand Isle, Louisana

Reviving the Dead Zone

Each year, nitrogen runoff from Midwestern farms produces a large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, damaging fisheries and the people who make their living from them. Fortunately, there are solutions that can benefit both farmers and fishers.
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President Trump at a COVID-19 briefing with Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx in the background

Let the Scientists Speak

In its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House has pushed experts out of the process and delivered inaccurate and contradictory messages—leaving the US public less informed about the risks we face.
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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.
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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.
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Man and woman getting into ride-hailing car

Ride-Hailing Climate Risks

Ride-hailing is an attractive option for many travelers, and can increase mobility for households who lack a private vehicle. Yet in communities across the country, ride-hailing is increasing vehicle travel, climate pollution, and congestion.
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Electric semi truck being charged

Ready for Work

The variety of heavy-duty electric vehicles has increased, with many environmental and economic benefits for those considering making the switch.
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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.