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Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Nuclear Plants and Safety: A March 17th report by the nuclear engineer David Lochbaum at the Union of Concerned Scientists reviews the performance of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is responsible for safe performance of U.S. nuclear power plants.  “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2010: A Brighter Spotlight Needed” […]

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Uncovering True Costs

Uncovering True Costs

March 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Clean Air Act Works: “Study after study has found that a shift to a clean-energy economy creates new jobs, that upfront costs of environmental compliance are not responsible for decisions to relocate operations outside the United States, and that the estimated costs of compliance with new environmental protections are routinely overstated.”  Meanwhile, […]

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Clean Breeze for the Economy

Clean Breeze for the Economy

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Economy and Green Investment: In a testament to the power of green technology to stimulate economic growth, “Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy” presents case studies of green investments’ effect on job creation.   According to the February report by the Economic Policy Institute and the BlueGreen […]

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Toxin Contamination and Other Hot Pubs

Toxin Contamination and Other Hot Pubs

February 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN  MEMBER HOT PUBLICATIONS Coal and Hexavalent Chromium: A report by Earthjustice, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Environmental Integrity Project highlights the health threats of a cancer-causing chemical found at 29 sites in 17 states.  Further contamination is likely since coal ash dumps are inadequately monitored.  Although municipal water is now being tested for hexavalent […]

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Winds of Change and Other Hot Pubs

Winds of Change and Other Hot Pubs

July 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER HOT PUBLICATIONS Carbon Capture and Storage: This brief study, “An assessment of cumulative CO2 reductions from carbon capture and storage at coal fuelled plants in a carbon constrained world,” (June 2010) by Friends of the Earth (Denmark) estimates contributions from Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to cuts in global CO2 emissions. The study […]

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Billion Gallon Challenge and Other Hot Pubs

Billion Gallon Challenge and Other Hot Pubs

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent USCAN Member Reports Explosive Tax Breaks. The nuclear industry could end up facing no risk under massive tax break subsidies in the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill, according to a new analysis (June17, 2010) conducted for Friends of the Earth by the research organization Earth Track. These tax breaks totaling $9.7 billion to $57.3 billion (depending […]

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Arctic Spill Response and Other Hot Reads

Arctic Spill Response and Other Hot Reads

May 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Spill Response. A new report by WWF reviews the U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) “Arctic Oil Spill Response Research and Development Program – A Decade of Achievement.” They find that some progress has been made in spill response, but the US is still ill-prepared for arctic offshore development.  One of the […]

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Climate Invaders and Other Choice Bits in Hot Pubs

Climate Invaders and Other Choice Bits in Hot Pubs

April 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just in time for April Fool’s Day, the National Wildlife Federation today released its analysis of shifting habitats of ticks and other migrating critters with a tongue in cheek title, “They Came from Climate Change.” “The horrifying hordes of Climate Invaders are upon us–creeping up from lower elevations, attacking from foreign countries, and settling into […]

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This Week’s Hot Reads

This Week’s Hot Reads

March 18, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A UN study released this week found good and bad in climate-related conditions for Arctic creatures. Bowhead whales, white-tailed eagles, and the Atlantic Puffin are gaining in numbers. The numbers of Atlantic cod, lemmings, the brown bear and the polar bear in the western Hudson Bay are declining. Environmental Defense Fund’s “The Good Haul” study […]

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Get Em When They’re Hot: New Climate Reports by ENE, TWS, NASA and WRI

Get Em When They’re Hot: New Climate Reports by ENE, TWS, NASA and WRI

March 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Cap and Trade Receives Passing Grades.  After one full year in operation, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative scored strong in Environment Northeast’s evaluation of the design and implementation of the nation’s first mandatory GHG cap and trade system.  On 6 out of 10 criteria RGGI received an “A,” with the highest marks awarded for the […]

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