Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) – Citizens and Scientists for Environmental Solutions. ‘UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. We augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world. UCS was founded in 1969 by faculty members and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who were concerned about the misuse of science and technology in society. Their statement called for the redirection of scientific research to pressing environmental and social problems.’

UCS HybridCenter.org Drives Off with Major Online Award; Webby-Winning Site Boasts Unique Blend of Consumer Information and PolicyAction. ‘Just as soaring gas prices heat up the hybrid vehicle market, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced that the Union of Concerned Scientist’s (UCS) HybridCenter.org website received the award for “Best Guides/Ratings/Reviews” in the 10th Annual Webby Awards competition ( http://www.webbyawards.com ). Dubbed “the online equivalent of an Oscar” by The New York Times, this year’s competition was unparalleled in its decade-long history, with over 5,500 sites entered from all 50 states and 40 different nations.’


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