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Insular Areas Climate Change Act: Cambios para fortalecer la respuesta a los desastres climáticos y proteger poblaciones vulnerables

, Climate Vulnerability Social Scientist

La Dra. Adi Martínez-Román del Centro Legal de Desarrollo de Resiliencia de la Universidad de Puerto Rico es co-autora de este escrito.

Las islas y su gente son más vulnerables a los impactos climáticos que las jurisdicciones continentales y se encuentran más desprotegidas de los estragos climáticos que cada vez son más feroces.  El porqué de su vulnerabilidad está relacionado al cambio climático, pero más directamente al efecto de decisiones humanas.  Es por esto urgente que se atiendan sus problemas de forma decisiva y efectiva, y que no escatimemos en recursos y estrategias para lograr proteger sus entornos ambientales y socio-económicos. Read more >

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Clean Energy Policy Is Heating Up in Illinois

, Energy policy analyst

Energy legislation is heating up in Springfield. Several energy bills from a variety of stakeholders are on the docket, including: Climate Jobs Illinois, a coalition of labor unions; Vistra, which owns five coal plants in the state; and Ameren Illinois, an investor-owned utility, just to name a few. Read more >

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Who Wants to Learn More about Climate Change? All Kinds of People!

, climate scientist

Some Earth Day 2021 reflections on my work in climate science and advocacy. Read more >

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Ask a Scientist: Calling Out the Hype Over Hypersonic Weapons

, senior writer

Dr. Cameron Tracy originally planned to analyze the extent to which hypersonic missiles could undermine international security, assuming at the time that these weapons were indeed uniquely fast and evasive. But as the team at UCS started running calculations, they quickly found that the claims were not supported by the science. Read more >

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Ask a Scientist: Pandemic Maps Tell the Story of Racial Inequity

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Maps clearly show that neighborhoods with majority Black and Latino residents have higher coronavirus infection rates and lower vaccination rates than White majority neighborhoods. Read more >

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