President Obama joins the Pigou Club*

Environmental Economics

Brad Plumer: It's the last year of President Obama's presidency. That's one way to read  this new idea Obama's putting forward: He's suggesting that Congress slap a $10-per-barrel tax on oil, phased in over five years, in order to fund $300 billion worth of investments in "clean transportation" over the next decade. He doesn't have to stand for reelection. Congress isn't going to pass any of his proposals anyway.

DiCaprio and Goodall to President Obama: ‘Elephants Need Us’

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Celebrities, animal protection agencies and companies representing millions of people signed an open letter to the president on behalf of elephants. Read More The post DiCaprio and Goodall to President Obama: ‘Elephants Need Us’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News dave matthews jane goodall leonardo dicaprio president obama

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President Obama Speaks Out to End Pit Bull Discrimination

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This week, President Obama won the praise of animal lovers across the county by taking a stand against breed-specific legislation, including laws and regulations that discriminate against dog ownership by breed. Read More The post President Obama Speaks Out to End Pit Bull Discrimination appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News president obama

WATCH: President Obama Speaks Out in Favor of Gay Marriage

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In a bold — and long overdue — move, Barack Obama has become the first sitting president of the United States to openly support gay marriage. Causes Featured News People Video barack obama president obamaIn an exclusive interview with Read More.

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President Obama's blackmail threat over EU Referendum

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Obama said that Brexit would put UK at ‘back of the queue’ for trade deal in huge EU Referendum intervention However, someone on social media mentioned that the Americans do not, per se, use the term queue and thus it would appear that the text was written by the UK government and given to the US President to use. The US President has no right to interfere in the affairs of this country unless Britain is not a sovereign nation but just a US colony.

Ian Somerhalder Talks Environment with President Obama

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Somerhalder met with the president to discuss green energy, a better America and being a young American. Causes Environment News Top News ian somerhalder president obamaRead More.

The Most Important Words President Obama ever Spoke.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only 2017 inauguration hope optimism President Obama quote US politicsAs we brace ourselves for what the next four years hold for us as a Nation, our hearts are heavy. Uncertainty looms. We fear that the next administration.

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Horse Slaughter for Human Consumption Now Legal Thanks to President Obama

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If you’re ready to add horse to your eating habits, then you’re in luck thanks to President Obama who has legalized horse slaughter for human consumption, Technorati has reported. Animals Causes barack obama president obamaOnce again, restrictions on horse slaughter plants and horse meat processing have been lifted in the United States. The House of Representatives and the United States [.].

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President Obama visits Master Lock

Green (Living) Review

In-sourcing instead of outsourcing President Obama , on February, 15, 2012, visited Master Lock’s Milwaukee manufacturing plant, for a tour of the hi-tech manufacturing facilities and to praise the company on in-sourcing jobs back to the United States from China. President Obama acknowledged Master Lock for “making the most of a huge opportunity” to bring manufacturing jobs back to America and cited the company as “a proud example of what can happen.”

President Obama to Appear on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’

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President Barack Obama is teaming up with British adventurer Bear Grylls in an effort to highlight the effects of climate change in the Alaskan wilderness. The President will appear on Grylls’ Read More The post President Obama to Appear on ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Film/TV News Top News barack obama bear grylls

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President Obama Adopts(?) Puppy and Donates to Shelter

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Read More The post President Obama Adopts(?) Animals Causes Featured News barack obama The first family welcomed a new canine companion to the White House, a Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny. Puppy and Donates to Shelter appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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Why President Obama Chose the Wrong Guy for the Supreme Court Job.

Elephant Journal

This morning President Obama announced his nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only diversity gay rights lacking racial diversity in Supreme Court President Obama Merrick Garland President Obama Supreme Court decision racial diversity Supreme Court nominee

President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela. {Video}

Elephant Journal

President Obama spoke on the death of Mandela, saying, "I''m one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela''s life. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education WAYLON: Today Only Nelson Mandela Obama president speech My very first political action the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid.".

Green America Applauds President Obama’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

Green (Living) Review

Washington, DC (November 2015) – After years of deliberation, President Obama demonstrated his support for an economy that supports human and environmental health, and that helps position the U.S. This decision comes after President Obama vetoed a congressional bill earlier this year that aimed to bypass executive branch decision-making on the pipeline’s future and fast-track approval to construct the pipeline. Keystone XL Obama USA

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President Obama Commemorates “I Have a Dream” Anniversary. {Video}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) WAYLON: Today Only — Inspiring (Wow) " March on Washington "I Have a Dream 50th anniversary martin luther king jr President Obama

Michelle Obama (Almost) Opens Up About Sex with The President. ~ Candice Holdorf

Elephant Journal

The headline read: “Michelle Obama Opens Up in ‘Marie Claire’: Our Sex Life Has Never Been More Open, More Experimental, More Generous.”.

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President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 1, 2012 – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on New Year's Eve 2011, that is to say, yesterday. While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations.

President Obama’s Magic Show: a Specious Case for War?

Elephant Journal

I watched President Obama give his speech about going to war with ISIL (or ISIS or Islamic State) in order to degrade and destroy them. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only ISIS journalism Obama self-inquiry truth war

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President Obama Dines at Restaurant That Serves Shark Fin Soup

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Unfortunately for the president, the restaurant he visited in San Fransisco is one of the few in Chinatown that still serves shark fin soup. Animals Causes News Top News barack obamaRead More.

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Ted Danson Petitioning Obama to Save Whales and Dolphins

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Ted Danson sending President Obama petition to save thousands of whales and dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean. Read More The post Ted Danson Petitioning Obama to Save Whales and Dolphins appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News president obama ted danson

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Final Colbert Interview! President Obama hijacks! {Full HD videos}

Elephant Journal

President Obama Hijacks The Colbert Report ‘I, Stephen Colbert, Have Never Cared for Our President’ “Send them a request via Linked-In” Loved this. Seeing the human Obama—with a sense of humor about himself, a sense of seriousness about things that matter, and a powerful presence…reminds us that it’s the world’s hardest job, made harder by […].

The greenest president?* Cast your vote here!

Environmental Economics

Max Aufhammer ( The Future is at Stake ): The past eight years of the Obama presidency have brought monumental change for the better in the environmental and energy arena. President Obama will go into the history books as the first African American president. I would argue that he will be remembered by many future generations as the Greenest president this country has ever had. Yet, team Obama got it done.

With Nation’s Eyes Elsewhere, President Obama Signs Monsanto Protection Act Into Law. ~ Kevin Macku

Elephant Journal

While we were out changing our Facebook profile photos; while we were listening to every scrap of information from the Supreme Court like it was teasers from the next season of Girls or Downton Abbey; while we talked and debated and de-friended anyone with views opposing our own about gay marriage left after the Chik-fil-A Issue, President Obama signed into law HR 933, including last-minute amendments dubbed "The Monsanto Protection Act.".

WATCH: Robert Redford Thanks President Obama for Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

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Environmentalists breathed a huge sigh of relief yesterday when President Obama announced that the Keystone XL Pipeline would not be approved, and instead delayed until further information could be gathered. Causes Environment president obama robert redfordMost likely, the review will not be completed until 2013. The pipeline would have linked the tar sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas, causing [.].

Obama Takes Selfies During Alaskan Adventure

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It was announced last week that President Obama would go on an episode of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’ and now the selfies from the adventure have flooded the Internet. Read More The post Obama Takes Selfies During Alaskan Adventure appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Film/TV News Top News bear grylls President Barack Obama

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Obama to sign U.N. Firearms Treaty the Senate rejected

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) President Barack Obama will soon sign an international arms trade treaty that has been previously rejected by the United States Senate. Obama intends to sign the treaty on June 3rd. Due to the Senate’s response to the treaty, Obama’s signature will be symbolic at best. Constitution, the President “shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”

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World AIDS Day 2011: President Obama Says Fight is Not Over, Not By a Long Shot

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President Obama pledged “the beginning of the end of AIDS” at George Washington University during an event commemorating, honoring, and celebrating all the United States and the global health community have done in the fight against AIDS. The Presidents speech marked the start of World AIDS Day 2011. He was joined by former Presidents Bill [.]. bush president obama

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Ellen’s Award from President Obama is the Perfect Message to be Grateful For. {Must See Video}

Elephant Journal

Watching this video of President Obama embracing DeGeneres brought great warmth to my heart. Barack Obama change Ellen de Generes equality grateful LGBT Medal of Freedom something to be thankful forHe acknowledged her for th. Arts Enlightened Society Equal Rights Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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What President Obama’s done in one month.

Elephant Journal

Obama to propose free community college (usatoday.com) Holy s**t. Making America competitive on the world stage again–for a new generation. College education costs out of control? Make basic education free for those who work for it. This man’s on a roll. Lame duck is looking good on him. Gas prices, strong economy, high payroll and low […].

Obama Unveils Major Ivory Trade Bans

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President Barack Obama took some sweeping measures to tighten U.S. “I Read More The post Obama Unveils Major Ivory Trade Bans appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News barack obamaHere’s some encouraging news for the poaching crisis in Africa. rules on sales of ivory from African elephants on Saturday.

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President Obama’s UC Irvine Speech Paints Hopeful Future for our Climate

Sierra Club Compass

President Barack Obama delivered a commencement speech Saturday to graduates at UC Irvine highlighting the need for climate action.  Calling climate disruption “one of the most significant long-term challenges that our country and our planet faces,” the President retained hope for tackling this crisis even in the face of some climate claims that are totally out of line with reality. President Obama did not let climate deniers go unshamed.

Obama Aims to Create World’s Largest Marine Sanctuary

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President Obama is revealing a plan on Tuesday to protect a great area of the Pacific Ocean, a move that will help preserve marine species by preventing anyone from fishing and exploring the ground for oil. Read More The post Obama Aims to Create World’s Largest Marine Sanctuary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment Featured News Science barack obama

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President Obama gives one hell of a speech.

Elephant Journal

This is my President: he reminds me and hopefully all of us of why we can be truly […]. A timeless speech with a serious purpose: to restore the Voting Rights Act. He hits it out of the park at 4:30; and the part from 7:30 on I’d like to calligraph and set upon my wall.

President Obama Meets With Flood Victims in Memphis

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And when you’re President Barack Obama , that means visiting the victims of those floods to bring support and hope. As the flood waters continue to rise, Obama met with local residents and emergency personnel to assess the damage this latest natural disaster has inflicted. While in Mississippi, Obama will also deliver the commencement address to at Booker T. news politics barack obama

"Environmental Policy and the Assault on Science" - Policy keynote lecture with Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama presidency

Environmental Economics

Gina McCarthy's keynote at the recent World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists has drawn rave reviews from twitter and the inbox. So, here it is in case you had to teach summer school to save money for your kid's college (like me

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Who was the greenest president? the votes are in.

Environmental Economics

Yesterday I was motivated to pose that question after Max Auffhammer suggested that Barack Obama be named the greenest. My opinion is that President Obama tried his darnedest to be the greenest but didn't receive enough cooperation to achieve that title. Roosevelt was second with 21% followed by Obama (14%) and Bush (7%). My vote went to Richard Nixon for the EPA, CAA and CWA (command and control be damned). I also nominated George H.

Obama Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security

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In a speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement in New London, Connecticut, President Obama sent a message to climate change deniers calling them a threat to national Read More The post Obama Calls Climate Change a Threat to National Security appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News President Barack Obama

Obama Sings “Shake it Off.” {Video}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Featured Events Funny Obama President''s Day Shake It Off Sings Taylor Swift In my quest to figure out how to celebrate this holiday appropriately, I came across a little video demonstrating how the Big Guy himself might celebrate.

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What we’ve Learned from our First Black President about Equality. {Bonus: 5 Quotes}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) 2017 election Barack Obama Enlightened Society (Politics equal rights equality health care obama quotes PresidentThe first time he ran, I was a Republican. I believed commerce and big business would help make America great because.

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President Obama Weighs in on Trayvon Martin Outcome, Racism & Stand Your Ground. {Video}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only Obama Racism stand your ground trayvon martin zimmerman

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner: President Obama {Full Video}

Elephant Journal

Relephant: Steven Spielberg’s “Obama”. With Daniel Day-Lewis starring as Obama, and Tracy Morgan as Joe Biden. Video} “CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is, I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story… just in case one of them happens to be accurate.” ” Bonus: more funny, from 2012, 2012, 2012, [.].

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Do the Right Thing, President Obama.

Elephant Journal

The most fundamental violation of the covenant between a free people and its government…must be stopped. Hallelujah. A small step, a first step, in the right direction. Finally: Key quotes from the ruling: “NSA phone surveillance is ‘likely unconstitutional,’ judge rules.” ” [T]he question that I will ultimately have to answer when I reach the […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

Climate Leaders Call on President Obama to Reject Keystone XL

Sierra Club Compass

Investor, philanthropist and environmental activist Tom Steyer spoke to the room of press and activists as well, expressing his trust in President Obama to make the right decision on Keystone XL. You know how important it is -- and that a majority of Americans want to see positive action on climate policy,” he said, referring to the president. That’s why we need plumbers,” stated Van Jones, former green jobs advisor to President Obama.