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Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

” With those words this afternoon, President Obama took an important step toward turning his pledges on climate change into reality.

Obama signs executive order to cut government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, increase use of renewable energy

Green Blog

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to cut the federal government’s carbon pollution emissions by 40 percent by 2025.

Sightline Sues Obama Administration over Crude Oil Exports and Illegal Secrecy

Sightline Daily

Although such shipments are for the most part illegal today, the Obama Administration is quietly changing the rules to favor oil exporters.

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Under cover of Christmas, Obama establishes US Anti-Propaganda Agency

Green (Living) Review

The Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act, introduced by Republican Sen. For more on that read this article.

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Greenpeace response to the Obama climate plan

Green (Living) Review

If this speech is to mean anything, if Obama is serious about challenging the dominance of the oil, gas and coal lobby, then the US diplomats who go to Poland will be the first to push for real action instead of holding the world back.” Obama plan can be read here: [link] Source: Greenpeace UK. At the very least it sends a huge signal.

President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

Green (Living) Review

Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush in the war on terror was extinguished today.

Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" | Mother Jones

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→ Climate Change , Energy , Environment , Obama , Regulatory Affairs. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Culture.

US Leads World in Clean Energy Investment Under Obama

Green Prophet

Last year, the US government gave out more loans for clean energy – than even China, which came second in the rankings.

US government its tyrannical behavior

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The government of the United States of America, always ranting and raving against tyrants, unless they suit its aims, uses tyrannical tactics itself as regards to WikiLeaks supporters, for instance. However, it has not happened. The American people think that they elect their president; the truth is they do not.

Canadians Believe in Climate Change! and Government.

Sightline Daily

and Government!? Just 43 per cent of Americans believe their national government has a great deal of responsibility to address climate change.

Israel’s Bedouin Get Solar from Arava (+ Obama)

Green Prophet

I hope the government of Israel will view this as a long-term investment that will advance the Bedouin population in the Negev. billion.).

Evangelicals resist Obama’s childhood obesity push

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Don't those people resist anything that the President Obama, the First Lady, and the administration as a whole, propose? By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Evangelical Christians in the USA are the only major religious group where a majority opposes the federal government’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity, a Pew Research Center survey shows.

Michelle Obama Unveils Food Pyramid (And It Has A New Shape!)


Because today Michelle Obama introduced the government’s new food icon: a plate. and increasing water instead of sugary options.

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Obama administration says UK must stay in EU

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Obama administration has said that the UK must stay in the EU and that a referendum against membership in the EU must not be held in the UK. Sorry! Run this by me again.

Despite Solyndra Bankruptcy, Solar Grew 69% From Obama Policy

Green Prophet

They’ve seized on one bankruptcy to prove that all clean tech companies are doomed to failure, and government shouldn’t invest in them.

Obama Takes Shot at Romney, “some wanted to let the auto industry die”

Eco Auto Ninja

President Barack Obama, seen above at the Washington Auto Show Tuesday, hailed the triumphant rebound of the U.S. Obama sat inside a 2013 Ford C-Max Energi , which won this year’s Green Car Vision Award , among some gas guzzling trucks, SUVs and muscle cars made by General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. ” Government / Industr

Russian Government “orders” shift from Microsoft to Linux by 2015

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has signed an order at the end of 2010 mandating the Russian government and related agencies to move to using Linux and open-source software by 2015. This must be the first such a move on government level anywhere in Europe if not even the world.

New Federal Report: Climate Change Is Really, Really Scary.

Mother Jones

Always nice to hear government officials acknowledge this essential fact. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Culture.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

What follows if President Obama approves Keystone, and what if he halts it? Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.

"Governments Await Obama’s Move on Carbon to Gauge U.S. Climate Efforts"

Environmental Economics

The regulation will be Mr. Obama’s most forceful effort to reverse 20 years of relative inaction on climate change by the United States, which has stood as the greatest obstacle to international efforts to slow the rise of heat-trapping gases from burning coal and oil that scientists say cause warming. Which Monday? Yesterday?

Our National Parks: America’s Newest Battleground. ~ Amy Marquis

Elephant Journal

Here’s the truth: No one’s heart is breaking over national park closings like the people who have dedicated their lives and careers to protecting them.

Prince Charles Wants to Talk Organic Farming, Not Royal Wedding


In fact, he criticized the government for its large-scale agriculture processes, the act of which has cost us tens of billions of dollars per year.

"Details Of Obama’s Climate Change Plan"

Environmental Economics

The Onion: President Obama unveiled Monday a plan to increase the country’s clean power usage that many are calling the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. Here are some key details of Obama’s climate change plan: Immediate removal of smokestacks atop White House. president to combat the effects of climate change.  

A social cost of carbon witch hunt in the Department of Energy

Environmental Economics

Trump and his team have vowed to dismantle specific aspects of Obama’s climate policies. Chilling.  

Government shouldn't steal from you says President Obama

Green (Living) Review

While this statement made by President Obama sounds very good to everyone, I am sure, the question is as to when precisely the US government, his government, will start implementing the “don't steal from the people” rule. While extortion, aka blackmail, is outlawed and rightly so government can do so with impunity.

"Obama looks to forge ‘climate-smart economy’ with budget"

Environmental Economics

The centerpiece of Obama’s proposal is a plan to green the transportation sector through a $32 billion, 10-year pan to invest in mass transit, clean vehicle research and lower-emission transportation sectors on the local and state level. He would pay for the plan by assessing a $10 per barrel tax on oil produced in the United States.  

Obama’s First Offshore Wind Energy Strategy

Wind Power Ninja

Early this week, two members of the Obama cabinet announced an offshore wind energy strategy that includes releasing more than fifty million dollars for offshore wind energy research as well as a plan to fast-track approval of wind farms in wind energy zones.

Obama Extends Tax Credits For Solar Power

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On December 17, President Obama signed legislation that extends the Department of Treasury Section 1603 program for another year. Government / Industry obama solar solar investment tax creditThe program provides commercial solar installations with a cash grant in lieu of the 30% solar investment tax credit (ITC).

Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

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Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. The current investment in this research is $6 billion so Obama is calling for a $2 billion increase. Government / Industry Barack Obama biofuel Electric Car Hybrid Vehicle

Greece's Latest Fiscal Solution: Create an Ecological Crisis! | Mother.

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Conservative Republicans in the United States have long used the spectre of Athens to trash government spending. Skip to Navigation. Politics.

Our Government Did Something Right:

Elephant Journal

Photo: President Obama thanks redditors for their help on net neutrality with a handwritten note.

Obomney: Obama v Romney on Environment & Energy

Green Living Ideas

hope is on the way” song ( President Barack Obama ), you know this is a critical crossroad in our country’s history. Oh boy. for like 5 minutes.

Majority of Voters Say Obama Doesn’t Deserve Reelection

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The latest results show that most Voters don’t think President Obama deserves reelection. Government Spending/Budget Cuts: 19.4% 96.8%

Cape Wind Power Future in Obama’s Hands

Wind Power Ninja

President Obama hasn’t made any indication on what he plans to say on April 30 when he reveals the fate of the Cape Code Wind Power project. The massive wind power plan was been in the works for nearly a decade and it is now up to Obama and interior Secretary Ken Salazar whether the project will be allowed to continue.

Obama's Forest Service Weakens National Forest Wildlife Protections


The new proposal, which was released as part of the final environmental impact statement for the rule, is the Forest Service’s fourth attempt since 2000 to revise nationwide regulations governing national forests. Like the 2000, 2005 and 2008 rules, the Obama The U.S.

Yes, the federal government does close stuff down

Environmental Economics

Surrounded by three university labs, it’s one of a handful of oceanography hubs in the nation and the only government research center between New Jersey and Miami studying Atlantic fish populations. So it came as a surprise when the federal government proposed doing away with the ocean science laboratory, which opened in 1899.  

Australia's Climate Inferno "Encroaching on Entirely New Territory.

Mother Jones

Australia's top government-appointed climate commissioner says this week's heatwave is occurring amid record-breaking weather around the world.

Obama directs government to triple use of clean energy by 2020

Green Blog

President Obama issued an executive order on Dec. Obama declared, "In order to create a clean energy economy that will increase our nation''s prosperity, promote energy security, combat climate change, protect the interests of taxpayers, and safeguard the health of our environment, the federal government must lead by example."

Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

Wind Power Ninja

The Obama administration opened Maryland’s coast to offshore wind farms Monday and is seeking bidders to erect more than 300 turbines in a 206-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean City. Government / Industry maryland wind farm ocean city wind farmand won’t be able to be seen from the beach, according to the U.S.

Government to use military drivers for fuel tankers

Green (Living) Review

Then again, this may just be what the government is actually looking for to give it a reason to militarize things further still.