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CU-Boulder’s green loan fund earns 38 percent return   
(Sunday - May 26, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sustainable Endowments Institute
Source: Daily Camera - The report was published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, a Cambridge, Mass.-based group that advances green practices on college campuses. Projects include replacing radiator valves and windows, switching to LED lights,...
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Chernobyl vs. Fukushima: Which Nuclear Meltdown Was the Bigger Disaster'   
(Friday - May 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Live Science - Yet the accident at Chernobyl was far more dangerous, as damage to the reactor core unspooled very rapidly and violently, said Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist and acting director for the Union of Concerned Scientists Nuclear...
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America Under Water: House Hears Call to Take Climate Action   
(Friday - May 24, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Courthouse News Service - Rachel Cleetus, climate and energy policy director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, painted a startling economic picture of the trajectory for the United States if it continues to treat resiliency planning as an...
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Your seasonal allergies are getting worse because of high levels of carbon dioxide — here's why   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Business Insider on MSN.com - RELATED: Stuffy nose' Watery eyes' See pollen levels near you with the MSN pollen map According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, carbon dioxide (one of the greenhouse gases human activity emits that traps heat on the planet)...
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One Thing You Can Do: Drive Smarter   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: The New York Times - “Good driving behavior can help increase the efficiency of your vehicle by between 20 and 30 percent,” said Dave Cooke, senior vehicles analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “That’s a big range,...
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Smith: GMOs continue to raise concerns   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Auburn Citizen - The Union of Concerned Scientists has said, “it is a radically new technology for altering the traits of living organisms by adding genetic material that has been manipulated outside of cells ...
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Iowa Residents Overwhelmingly Want Presidential Candidates to Share Views on Nuclear Weapons   
(Wednesday - May 22, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: ucsusa.org - “Nuclear war seems like something we no longer should have to worry about,” said David Wright, a physicist and co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “But the prospect...
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Xcel Energy’s Plan to Eliminate Coal and Boost Solar in Minnesota   
(Tuesday - May 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: ucsusa.org - Part of the plan involves a consensus proposal joined by the Union of Concerned Scientists, other clean energy organizations, and the Laborers International Union of North America. Below are some of the noteworthy items included...
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TD MacDonald: Hide and Seek: Space Based Radar and Strategic Nuclear Stability   
(Monday - May 20, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Wisconsin Gazette - This is a presentation from the Union of Concerned Scientists' webinar series on nuclear weapons and global security. For a complete list of past webinars (and links to the videos), please see: ...
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In Pictures: America's Greenest Colleges   
(Sunday - May 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sustainable Endowments Institute
Source: Forbes - Here's a look at 10 schools already ahead of the pack in their efforts to go green. We've leaned on the Sustainable Endowments Institute's annual "report card," which profiles universities' eco-friendliness, for guidance....
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