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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,

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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

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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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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Janine Benyus, Author and Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

In 1997, biologist and innovation consultant Janine Benyus, released her first book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this publication she coined the term 'biomimicry' and laid the groundwork

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Monarch Butterfly Populations Crash 90% in 20 Years – Why Are They Not Considered Endangered?

Monarch Butterfly Populations Crash 90% in 20 Years – Why Are They Not Considered Endangered?

Shocking statistics show that Monarch butterfly populations in the U.S. have fallen roughly 90 percent since 1995. In response, a new petition is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the

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VIF Studio’s Rustic Summer Cottage is a Modern-Day Lighthouse in Massachusetts

VIF Studio’s Rustic Summer Cottage is a Modern-Day Lighthouse in Massachusetts

Located on a hillside in the Boston Harbor area, VIF Studio’s Summer Cottage is a two-story home that offers 180-degree views of the harbor. The team, led by architect Lian Eoyang, razed the existing

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Cutting Carbon Emissions Will Pay for Itself, MIT Study Shows

Cutting Carbon Emissions Will Pay for Itself, MIT Study Shows

As politicians begin to use economic arguments to support cutting carbon emissions, a new study from MIT has confirmed that the flow-on health benefits of emissions reductions could save billions of

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Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, and 23 Others Arrested in Cove Point Civil Disobedience

Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam, and 23 Others Arrested in Cove Point Civil Disobedience

  How could Rachel tell her daughter that some people are exploited because they can't fight back? That sometimes the people meant to protect us are profiting from the dangerous infrastructure

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America’s Dirtiest Power Plants Could Be Exempted from the Clean Power Plan

America’s Dirtiest Power Plants Could Be Exempted from the Clean Power Plan

  World Cup fever is in the air - but in Santiago, Chile it’s literally polluting the skies. The governor of Santiago recently put a call out to citizens not to light their barbecues during

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The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature around the world was almost 1°C above its average last

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Cameron Sinclair Launches the Dead Prize for Designs That Harm Humanity and the Planet

Cameron Sinclair Launches the Dead Prize for Designs That Harm Humanity and the Planet

Architects for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair has just launched the Dead Prize, an award "to celebrate engineering, architecture and designs that have had a negative impact on the planet." Sinclair

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US Wildfire Fighting Budget Almost Spent with More Than Two Months Left of Fire Season

US Wildfire Fighting Budget Almost Spent with More Than Two Months Left of Fire Season

While wildfires in the West are burning through the forests at a rapid pace, the U.S. Government is likewise burning through the money in a hurry trying to fight them. This week Agriculture Secretary Tom

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Pacific Northwest Burns as Drought Leads to Unprecedented Wildfire Activity

Pacific Northwest Burns as Drought Leads to Unprecedented Wildfire Activity

Nobody is fiddling while the Pacific Northwest burns in an unprecedented and devastating ‘ring of fire.’ Roughly 1 million acres of forest is currently ablaze in 21 separate wildfires in Washington

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“Deafening” Sonic Cannons to be Used in New Oil Exploration Off U.S. East Coast

“Deafening” Sonic Cannons to be Used in New Oil Exploration Off U.S. East Coast

New offshore oil and gas exploration activities are set to start along the U.S. east coast after a three-decade hiatus, but a recent Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decision means that companies

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2014 Could Be the Worst Year in Nearly a Decade for Rhino Poaching

2014 Could Be the Worst Year in Nearly a Decade for Rhino Poaching

It’s no secret that rhinos are being poached in record numbers, and despite efforts to protect the animals, 2014 is on track to be the worst year in nearly a decade for rhino deaths. So far poachers

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Stop the Cove Point Natural Gas Terminal From Exporting Our Energy Independence!

Stop the Cove Point Natural Gas Terminal From Exporting Our Energy Independence!

By allowing Cove Point Export Terminal to be built, the U.S. would be forfeiting energy independence and committing our world to runaway climate change. Despite warnings from climate scientists and world

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Rollin’ Coal: Trucks Modified to Spew Clouds of Smoke Mark the Most Pointless Anti-Environmentalist Movement Ever

Rollin’ Coal: Trucks Modified to Spew Clouds of Smoke Mark the Most Pointless Anti-Environmentalist Movement Ever

Rollin' Coal is a charmless form of antisocial behavior that involves modifying a truck's engine to burn extra diesel fuel at will and emit a choking cloud of black smoke - usually all over somebody else.

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Texas Cheerleader Claims Hunting the “Big 5″ in Africa is Conservation

Texas Cheerleader Claims Hunting the “Big 5″ in Africa is Conservation

19-year-old Kendall Jones, a cheerleader from Texas, has been hunting big game in Africa with her father for 10 years. Following in the footsteps of the reviled Melissa Bachman, she claims that her

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9 Things You Can Do to Help Wild Birds This Summer

9 Things You Can Do to Help Wild Birds This Summer

Here in the northern hemisphere, we're now heading into the height of summer and chances are that most of us are spending as much time outdoors as possible. You've probably noticed a lot more bird

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