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EV Buying Guide

Information on how to choose the right electric vehicle including considerations such as range, charging, and performance of EVs in cold weather.


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2023 Science Defenders

2023 UCS Science Defenders

The 2023 UCS Science Defenders share a special commitment to leverage science to help their communities. We are so pleased to introduce them, and their great work.
2022 Science Defenders

2022 UCS Science Defenders

At the end of every year, UCS celebrates a few individuals who have done something outstanding to defend science, and/or used science in some way to help people and change the world for the better.


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EV Benefits

EVs can yield consumers significant savings on refueling costs, they are low maintenance, and they're fun to drive.
A still from the video Federal Scientists Survey: Getting Science Back on Track in the Biden Administration (2023).

Federal Scientists Survey 2023

The latest Union of Concerned Scientists survey of federal scientists shows the powerful, positive effects of strengthening scientific integrity policies under President Biden.


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This is Science with Jess Phoenix Episode 20: Near The Water

Near The Water

Dr. Karletta Chief talks with Jess about the unique scientific problems facing indigenous communities in the US.
This is Science with Jess Phoenix Episode 19: The State of the Science

The State of the Science

Dr. Mindy Romero, founder of the Center for Inclusive Democracy at the University of Southern California, talks with Jess about election science.
This is Science with Jess Phoenix Episode 17: Look for the Helpers - Part 2

Look For The Helpers – Part 2

In the second part of this special Clean Transportation mini-series Jess visits the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project to talk with co-founder and co-director Ms. Margaret Gordon.