News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

The Trump Administration’s Latest: A Plan to Foul the Alaska Arctic

In a complete disregard for science, conservation, and climate change, the administration has released a draft plan that could allow oil and gas operations on more than 17 million acres in Alaska's Arctic. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Illinois Youth Lead Strike for Climate Justice

A recent UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report warns that the world will miss the opportunity to stay on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal in the Paris Agreement unless global emissions drop by 7.6 percent each year over the next decade. The report notes that solutions to reduce carbon emiss […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Three Reasons why The Pentagon Must Address Climate Change as a National Security Threat

This morning, Pentagon officials will testify during a Senate Armed Services Committee  hearing on “Strategic Threats, Ongoing Challenges, and National Defense Strategy Implementation.” It has been reported that the hearing will likely focus on how the current Pentagon officials are Implementing the […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

El momento para una transición a energía limpia en East Boston ha llegado

En inglés Este es el tercero de una serie de cuatro blogs sobre East Boston, una Controvertida Subestación Eléctrica y las Oportunidades para una Transición a Energía Limpia   Ahora mismo, las compañías de energía eléctrica y otros actores principales del sector energético están tomando decisiones c […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

A Clean Energy Alternative to a Risky Proposed Substation in East Boston

En español This is the third of a four-part blog series on East Boston, a Controversial Substation, and Opportunities for a Clean Energy Transition.   Right now, utilities and other key actors in the energy sector are making critical decisions that could have implications far into our future. These […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.