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    Organic Food Can Feed the World, Maine College Students

    November 15, 1:34 PM by Union of in Green Food

    According to researchers at the University of Michigan, organic farms can produce more than enough food to support the world’s population without converting any additional land to crop production.

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    Interactive Map of Nuclear Reactors and Safety Problems

    November 5, 1:41 PM by Union of in Clean Technology

    Here at the Union of Concerned Scientists, our experts pour through reams of data related to several issues, including pollution from cars and trucks, grassfed beef and global warming pollution. We’ve just launched a cool project that gives life to

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    USDA Grass-Fed Beef Label in the Works

    October 29, 2:58 PM by Union of in Green Food

    This label

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    What's the EPA Waiting for on Clean Cars?

    October 23, 10:27 AM by Union of in Cars

    Twelve states, representing a third of the U.S. auto market, have adopted clean car standards to reduce global warming pollution from vehicles—and even more are considering doing so. Yet, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, for years,

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    Microwaves vs. Ovens: What's the Greenest Way to Heat Your Food?

    October 15, 3:57 PM by Union of in Green Food

    You might have several appliances available in your kitchen that can cook, but which one you choose—and how you use it—can have a significant impact on your energy consumption. Here are some general tips for getting the most out of your appliances and a

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    Tell Toyota to Walk the Walk on Fuel Economy

    October 11, 11:33 AM by Union of in Cars

    The Union of Concerned Scientists and a number of other groups have been blasting Toyota for failing to endorse a strong boost to U.S. fuel economy standards. Instead, the company, which invests heavily in marketing itself as green, backs a

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    Home Energy Usage

    October 1, 11:13 AM by Union of in Sustainable Product Design

    The type of home you live in is one of the most important decisions you can make as a consumer. A home’s energy use and its distance to your place or work and shopping centers are a major component of your environmental impact. Making an

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    Forest-Smart Buying Can Lower Your Carbon Footprint

    September 24, 2:56 PM by Union of in Natural Sciences

    Tropical deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of total annual global warming emissions, making it second only to fossil fuels in terms of climate impact. Forests play a major role in regulating global temperatures by absorbing heat-trapping

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    Are there green dry cleaners?

    September 17, 1:15 PM by Union of in Style

    Contrary to what its name implies, dry cleaning involves washing clothes in a liquid solvent to remove stains. In about 85 percent of dry cleaning shops this solvent is perchloroethylene (or "perc"), a chemical that the Environmental Protection

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Failing to Protect Our Air, Again

    September 10, 1:15 PM by Union of in Corporate Responsibility

    Ozone, a chemical that occurs naturally in the upper atmosphere, helps protect us from the sun's radiation. But, when it's released close to Earth's surface through human activity, ozone is dangerous and can cause

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    New Feature Pairs Farmers, Chefs for Earth-Friendly Recipes

    August 29, 1:50 PM by Union of in Green Food

    Chefs all around the country are committed to using local, organic ingredients in their dishes. In the first installment of Green Cuisine, the Union of Concerned Scientists profiles Nora Pouillon, owner of Restaurant Nora and Asia Nora in the nation's

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    Winner announced in cartoon contest, calendars available

    August 9, 10:53 AM by Union of in Culture

    During the past several weeks, the Union of Concerned Scientists invited the public to help choose the winner in Science Idol: the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. And after almost 20,000 votes were cast, Jesse Springer of Eugene, Oregon

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    House Paves the Way for Clean Energy Future

    August 9, 9:00 AM by Union of in Corporate Responsibility

    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a huge boost to renewable electricity in the United States in a rare Saturday vote. The amendment, which passed 290-170, would require utilities to produce 15 percent of their electricity from renewable

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    What's in Your Palette?

    July 24, 9:54 AM by Union of in Culture

    Some art supplies contain environmentally harmful ingredients, notably naturally occurring heavy metals such as lead, cobalt, cadmium, and manganese, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). So, how can you express yourself creatively while protecting the

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    What Could Global Warming do to the Northeastern United States?

    July 23, 11:25 AM by Union of in Clean Technology

    The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a peer-reviewed report on the impact global warming could have in nine Northeastern states. Combining the expertise of 50 scientists and economists, the report takes a detailed look at the consequences of

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    A World of Reasons to Ditch Bottled Water

    July 9, 11:02 AM by Union of in Green Food

    Bottled water manufacturers’ encourage the perception that their products are purer and safer than tap water. Bottled water can cost up to 10,000 times more per gallon than tap water. But the reality is that tap water is actually held to more stringent

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    Voting Opens on Scientific Integrity Cartoons

    July 3, 10:57 AM by Union of in Clean Technology

    The Union of Concerned Scientists has kicked off voting for its second annual "Science Idol" editorial cartoon contest. You can view all 12 finalists and cast your vote for the winner. Everyone who votes will have the chance to win limited edition

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    Urge USA Congress to Support Cool Cars and Clean Energy

    June 11, 1:57 PM by Union of in Cars

    In response to the public outcry over high energy prices, global warming pollution and oil security issues, Congress is moving forward with a package of major energy, fuels and transportation proposals that will be considered and voted upon over the next


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