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Minnesotans Tell Xcel Energy to Reject Fossil Fuels, Focus on Clean Energy   
October 16, 2021
Source: KLAS Press Release - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - From across Minnesota, public comments submitted to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) are calling for a rejection of Xcel Energy’s plans to build two new gas-fired peaker plants.
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Repairing the Damage   
October 14, 2021
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - Cleaning up coal ash sites the right way would alleviate water contamination, address environmental justice issues, and create more jobs than current site owner plans.
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Science Group and Appalachian Advocates Identify Opportunities in Closing Toxic Coal Ash Ponds   
October 14, 2021
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - Science Group and Appalachian Advocates Identify Opportunities in Closing Toxic Coal Ash Ponds. Repairing the Damage and Calling on EPA to Enforce Its Rules
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California requires all autonomous vehicles to be zero emissions by 2030   
October 10, 2021
Source: Spectrum News NY1 - Self-driving cars hold the potential to make driving safer, less expensive and more convenient, but research from the Union of Concerned Scientists has also shown they are likely to result in more ...
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Reconciliation Package Must Build on Momentum of USDA Climate Plan, Funding for Sustainable Agriculture, Science Group Says   
October 09, 2021
Source: Common Dreams - Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its climate adaptation and resilience plan, which outlines the department’s plans to integrate climate adaptation into USDA missions and programs.
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UCS, NCBA support USDA meat processing loan guarantees   
October 08, 2021
Source: Tri-State Livestock News - The Union of Concerned Scientists and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are usually at odds, but on Monday both organizations issued news releases praising the $100 million loan guarantee program to help meat...
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New Analysis Shows How Communities Can Locally Produce 100 Percent Clean Energy   
October 07, 2021
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - CHICAGO (October 5, 2021)—The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the nonprofit Soulardarity have partnered to show how Highland Park, Michigan, can realize a vision of an equitable, reliable, and affordable clean...
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Climate Change Raises Risk For Outdoor Workers   
October 05, 2021
Source: KPBS - hotter temperatures and heat waves that last longer Too Hot to Work — a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists — finds outdoor workers face higher risks as the climate warms.
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Let Communities Choose   
October 05, 2021
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - This report explains how Highland Park, Michigan, a community disproportionately harmed by pollution, can create a clean, just, and equitable energy system.
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There Is Now a 'Gas Station' in Space   
October 05, 2021
Source: RealClearScience - According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), over 4,000 operational satellites are currently in orbit around Earth. According to some estimates, this number is expected to reach as high as 100,000 by the end of this...
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