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Global Warming: What You Can Do

The Earth is warming and human activity is the primary cause. Climate disruptions put our food and water supply at risk, endanger our health, jeopardize our national security, and threaten other basic human needs. Some impacts—such as record high temperatures, melting glaciers, and severe flooding and droughts—are already becoming increasingly common across the country and around the world. So far, our national leaders are failing to act quickly to reduce heat-trapping emissions. Read More

Global Warming: Food and Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture practices can protect the environment and produce high-quality, safe, and affordable food. Our goal is to promote such practices while eliminating harmful CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) and strengthening government oversight of genetically engineered food. Read More

Global Warming: Nuclear Power

UCS staff monitor and work to improve the safety and security provisions at existing nuclear power plants and the performance of the industry’s oversight body–the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; assess the safety, security and nuclear weapons proliferation risks of new reactors; and analyze the pros and cons of increasing nuclear power as a means of reducing global warming. We write reports, file formal petitions to the NRC, testify before Congress, and provide technical assistance to groups of citizens living near nuclear plants. Read More

Global Warming: Clean Vehicles

Consumers deserve better performance and less pollution than automakers currently provide. Our experts in diesel, gasoline, and advanced vehicle technologies provide consumers and decision makers with the information they need to build a robust economy based on cleaner transportation choices. Read More

Global Warming: Forest Solutions

Tropical deforestation produces more global warming pollution than every car, truck, plane, ship, and train on earth. It’s the largest source of heat-trapping emissions in some developing countries, and it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s heat-trapping emissions. Reducing deforestation is a practical, cost-effective way to help avert global warming—and it also makes important contributions to saving biodiversity and supporting sustainable development. Read More

Global Warning: Vehicle Solutions

U.S. passenger vehicles are one of the largest contributors to global warming pollution, responsible for roughly a quarter of annual U.S. energy-related emissions of CO2. Better transportation choices can have an enormous impact on climate change. With our members’ support, UCS spearheads research that finds new and better ways to reduce harmful vehicle emissions. Read More

Global Warming: Energy Solutions

The energy choices we make have an enormous impact. Electricity generated by coal burning power plants is a major source of global warming pollution in the United States. But by reducing how much energy we use through energy-efficient technologies and by displacing dirty fossil fuels with clean electricity sources, we can build a cost-effective and sustainable energy future. Read More

Global Warming: International

Climate change is real and already underway. Although this is a global phenomenon, different regions of the world have their own specific consequences and unique concerns. In the tropics, for instance, plans to curb deforestation must take into account the needs and incentives of local economies. Read More

Global Warming: Southwestern States

Climate change is real and already underway. Although this is a global phenomenon, it has very specific consequences for the different regions, states, cities, and neighborhoods where we live. To help raise awareness about the local impact of global warming and the costs of inaction, UCS has gathered and synthesized regional climate analyses that can help lay the groundwork for effective solutions. Read More

Global Warming: Southeastern States

Climate change is real and already underway. Although this is a global phenomenon, it has very specific consequences for the different regions, states, cities, and neighborhoods where we live. To help raise awareness about the local impact of global warming and the costs of inaction, UCS has gathered and synthesized regional climate analyses that can help lay the groundwork for effective solutions. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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