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Obama Condemns BP, Says US Should Seize the Moment to be Green

Obama Condemns BP, Says US Should Seize the Moment to be Green

In an effort to regain his image as the tough commander in chief, President Obama took a moment to directly address the nation last night about the Gulf Coast oil spill. In the first Oval Office speech of

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Obama Visits Solar Panel Factory to Push for Green Energy

Obama Visits Solar Panel Factory to Push for Green Energy

Yesterday President Obama visited a Solyndra solar panel factory in Fremont, California that -- with help from the stimulus -- was able to expand and create green collar jobs for the bay area community.

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President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

President Obama Signs New Fuel Efficiency Standards

In the Rose Garden at the White House today, President Obama signed into law new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for medium and heavy duty trucks. The executive order mandates that the

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President Obama Allocates $800 Million to Repurpose Old GM Factories

President Obama Allocates $800 Million to Repurpose Old GM Factories

We’ve had so many factories shut down in the US over the past few decades that we just didn’t know what to do with them. Well, now someone does. President Obama was in Youngstown, Ohio yesterday at

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How Obama Could Use the Gulf Oil Disaster to Buoy Renewable Energy

How Obama Could Use the Gulf Oil Disaster to Buoy Renewable Energy

Amid the depressing news that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still not contained nor getting better -- over two week after the disaster started -- there may be a little green ray

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Obama Puts the Kibosh on All New Offshore Drilling

Obama Puts the Kibosh on All New Offshore Drilling

It's been nine days since the explosion on BP's oil rig off the coast of Louisiana and things only seem to be getting worse. More oil is leaking into the Gulf than expected and by this time the oil slick

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Obama Gives Nasa $2.4 Billion to Study Climate Change

Obama Gives Nasa $2.4 Billion to Study Climate Change

NASA's about to lend a heavier hand in the fight against climate change. The news that President Obama would be rearranging NASA’s budget to focus more on what can be done to stop global warming was met

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Obamas Expanding the White House Organic Garden in 2010

Obamas Expanding the White House Organic Garden in 2010

Encouraged by their gardening success of this last year, the Obamas and their staff are expanding their organic edible garden by 500 square feet in 2010. This new addition will raise the total growing

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Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Later today, President Obama is set to announce a plan that will open up many offshore areas for oil and natural gas exploration. While the move will surely anger environmentalists, many folks hope that

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Obama to Announce “Cash for Caulkers” Program Today

Obama to Announce “Cash for Caulkers” Program Today

Greening your home may soon entitle you to some extra green from the government. President Obama is set to announce the details of his "Cash for Caulkers" program today. If passed by Congress, the

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Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

You may already know this, but our power grid system has been largely left alone for half a century. We're using inefficient grid technology to try to thread power across our country and in the process

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Obama Announces $8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Power

Obama Announces $8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Nuclear Power

In an effort to spur the United States towards a new age of nuclear power, President Obama announced yesterday that Southern Company would receive $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to construct two

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Obama Announces Federal Government to Reduce emissions 28% by 2020

Obama Announces Federal Government to Reduce emissions 28% by 2020

President Obama announced today in a prepared statement from the White House that the Federal Government will cut their emissions by 28% by 2020. The announcement comes on the heels of his State of the

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Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

Obama’s State of the Union Pushes Green, but Will Congress Budge?

At Inhabitat we often wonder, with so much great green technology out there, why are we so far behind other countries in renewable energy? Gearing up to watch Obama's State of the Union Address last night

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Obama Going To Copenhagen Next Month!

Obama Going To Copenhagen Next Month!

In case you missed the big news in the wake of your Thanksgiving celebration, President Obama is, in fact, planning to travel to Copenhagen next month to deliver a speech and participate in the United

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Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Today President Barack Obama announced a "long overdue" plan to develop high speed rail lines in the US. Obama and his administration have identified 10 potential corridors for the new railways in

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Michelle Obama To Plant White House Edible Garden

Michelle Obama To Plant White House Edible Garden

Eleanor Roosevelt's World War II-era Victory Garden was a shining example to Americans that they could grow their own food. And now Michelle Obama is following in her footsteps, taking up the cause by

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A Green Roofed Dog House for Obama’s New Puppy!

A Green Roofed Dog House for Obama’s New Puppy!

The debate is still out on what kind of puppy Malia and Sasha will get. It seems the choices have been narrowed down to two dogs - a Labradoodle or a Portuguese Water Dog, both are very sweet, cuddly, and

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Greening Michelle Obama’s Fashion for Inauguration!

Greening Michelle Obama’s Fashion for Inauguration!

Michelle Obama - are you reading this? Green your gown for Inauguration! It is with much anticipation that we are waiting to usher in this era of change with President-elect Obama’s inauguration on

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Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

Help NASA and the USGS make use of all their climate data and be in the running for $35,000!

NASA and the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) have data. Big data! Together the two organizations have amassed a wealth of open-access climate-related data and now they are calling on citizen-scientists to

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Congress is forbidding dietary experts from talking about food-related environmental concerns

Congress is forbidding dietary experts from talking about food-related environmental concerns

While it might not seem immediately obvious, the foods we choose have environmental impacts that can be far-reaching. Now congress is attempting to silence the voices of top nutrition experts who are

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New York just banned fracking!

New York just banned fracking!

New York just became the first state with sizable shale gas reserves in the United States to ban fracking. In a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York cited health and safety

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23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years

23 pollinating species in Britain have gone extinct over the last 150 years

It would appear that pollinators in Britain have been declining for a lot longer than researchers realized. Contrary to the belief that local bees and wasps only began to go extinct after World War II,

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Saying “NO” to the Keystone XL pipeline is just the first step in our environmental revolution

Saying “NO” to the Keystone XL pipeline is just the first step in our environmental revolution

If you've checked Facebook in the past week or so you probably know that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed in the Senate, despite aggressive attempts by Mary Landrieu (D-LA) to ensure its passing.

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Crucial UN Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima, Peru

Crucial UN Climate Change Talks Begin in Lima, Peru

UN climate change talks begin today in Lima, Peru, with national representatives meeting to hash out a draft agreement to present at the UN's Paris Summit in December, 2015. As you may recall, the 2009

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EPA Proposes Stricter Controls on Ozone Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

EPA Proposes Stricter Controls on Ozone Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

This week the EPA announced a proposal for a drastic cut in ground-level ozone standards in the U.S. in a bid to prevent air-quality-related health issues and reduce environmental impacts. Currently, the

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Why Does Gas Get Cheaper in Winter?

Why Does Gas Get Cheaper in Winter?

Have you ever noticed that U.S. gas prices are cheaper on average in wintertime than summertime? Have you got a pet theory as to why that might be? It turns out it's not a case of market forces trying

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House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA

House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA

While everyone's attention was focused on the Senate and the Keystone XL decision on Tuesday, some pretty shocking stuff was quietly going on in the House of Representatives. The GOP-dominated House

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Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

Senate Votes to Stop Keystone Pipeline – For Now

The Keystone Pipeline is dead - for now. The US Senate voted Tuesday to block a measure that would have allowed construction on the controversial pipeline. The measure fell short by one solitary vote,

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Hurry, Tell Your Senator to Vote “No” on the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Hurry, Tell Your Senator to Vote “No” on the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The Senate is set to vote today on the Keystone XL pipeline project, and those in favor need just one vote to make it happen, according to Yahoo. If you’re opposed to the project, you have a last-minute

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