With the public comment period just ended, the US Department of Agriculture is set to approve the use of GMO corn for use in ethanol production. This would be the first time that the USDA approved a crop genetically
Some of the top scientists in the US are taking their New Year's resolutions extra-seriously this year—it is, after all a year when we could see both some revolutionary pro-science political change and some
The Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics encourage writers and photographers to contribute to their new online book, Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming. Hurry, the deadline is tomorrow--November 15!
Remember Julie MacDonald? If you'll recall, MacDonald, who once served as the Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary, left the agency under a cloud in May after news of her inappropriate meddling in endangered species issues
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We'd wish you a Happy Endangered Species Day, but we find nothing terribly celebratory about the Bush administration's corruption of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), with Interior Department officials fecklessly
A report just released by the Union of Concerned Scientists gives Honda and Toyota the thumbs up in the who-is-the-greenest-auto-maker-of-them-all sweepstakes, while ranking Daimler Chrysler bottom of the league.