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Study Finds Residents with Reduced Voter Access and in Gerrymandered States Have Worse Health Outcomes   
(Friday - November 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - People who live in states with more restrictive electoral rules have worse health outcomes, according to the analysis “Our Unhealthy Democracy,” released today by the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of...
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A Massachusetts company wants to build three hydroelectric plants to harness power from Lehigh Valley rivers, dams   
(Friday - November 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Morning Call PA on MSN.com - Combined, the projects could provide an average annual generation of 9,500 megawatt-hours, or enough electricity to power 1,300 homes, according to company spokesman Chris Conover, using calculations from the Union of Concerned...
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The Experts Have Spoken: Disbanded Particulate Pollution Panel Finds EPA Standards Don’t Protect Public Health   
(Thursday - October 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - The group of 20 independent experts, that were disbanded by Administrator Wheeler last October and reconvened last week, hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists, has now made clear that the current particulate pollution...
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Baylor Rises Up In College Sustainability Report Card   
(Wednesday - October 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sustainable Endowments Institute
Source: Baylor University - Baylor earned an overall grade of "B," a letter grade jump from last year's ranking. The annual report card is compiled by the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI), a Cambridge-based nonprofit organization engaged in research...
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Columbia University Was Invested in Incarceration—Until Students Stopped It   
(Monday - October 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Responsible Endowments Coalition
Source: The American Prospect - "It's actually very hard to tell how much is being invested in private prisons," says Ian Trupin, an organizer with the Responsible Endowments Coalition. "Even with direct investments, it's very volatile and it changes very...
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Erika Spanger-Siegfried   
(Monday - October 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - Erika Spanger-Siegfried, a senior analyst in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, researches, writes and speaks about U.S. climate change impacts and preparedness. She currently manages UCS’s...
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Jacob Carter   
(Sunday - October 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists - Jacob Carter is a research scientist for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In this role, Dr. Carter investigates how science is used in the policy-making process, focusing on issues of...
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Dismissed EPA science advisers gather in ‘unprecedented’ challenge to Trump administration   
(Sunday - October 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Science | AAAS - They have now regrouped to take on the same role, albeit unofficially, with the help of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a research and advocacy group critical of the Trump administration's approach to science that is based in...
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Groups Oppose Cuts to Federal Advisory Committees   
(Sunday - October 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Eos - and Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). FACA committees provide important outside expertise to federal agencies on a broad range of issues, including science, energy, medicine, and the arts.
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Marianne Williamson on nuclear weapons (August 2019)   
(Sunday - October 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Wisconsin Gazette - The Union of Concerned Scientists aims to increase public discussion about the use of nuclear weapons; we are posting these videos to highlight such discussion by candidates for president. As a 501c3 nonpartisan organization, UCS...
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