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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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New Orleans’ $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

New Orleans’ $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won’t fight a Category 5 hurricane

An often-repeated truth about Hurricane Katrina is that the events of August 29 2005, were not a natural disaster, they were a man made one caused by the failure of the levee systems that had been

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400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.’s first climate change refugees

400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.’s first climate change refugees

Kivalina is a tiny, remote Alaskan village that sits on a barrier island some 83 miles above the Arctic circle, and the most recent estimates show that the village—home to 400 people—will be entirely

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Russia makes a massive Arctic land grab for oil exploration

Russia makes a massive Arctic land grab for oil exploration

If you thought Santa Claus was as American as apple pie and baseball, think again. The jolly old elf might soon need to apply for a Russian passport if Russia's new claim over a vast swathe of the Arctic,

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China is building a massive 6,300-acre solar project in the Gobi Desert

China is building a massive 6,300-acre solar project in the Gobi Desert

While environment-related headlines regarding China often focus on the devastating smog that coats major cities in the nation, there's reason for optimism where their energy-future is concerned: namely,

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This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

As President Obama looks to shift the U.S. away from coal power and towards renewable energy in America's Clean Power Plan, the Washington Post has put together this fantastic map that details every power

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Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, whose

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Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate change and the first phase

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Cut new national parks, says group backed by Koch brothers

Cut new national parks, says group backed by Koch brothers

The National Park Service operations budget has been cut 80 percent or nearly $190 million, in the last 4 years alone, but that's not enough for a group backed by the Charles G Koch Charitable Foundation.

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Shrinking Lake Mead reveals surprising treasures as Southwest drought deepens

Shrinking Lake Mead reveals surprising treasures as Southwest drought deepens

Although the California drought is a scary nightmare for many throughout the Southwest, and the once mighty Lake Mead is no longer so mighty, a strange benefit of the receding waters is bringing tourists

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White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

Solar power is a booming industry, thanks to technology that is more affordable than ever. Yet, only one percent of grid power in the United States comes from the sun. President Barack Obama seeks to

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U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

Three of the world’s top source of greenhouse gases - the United States, Brazil, and China - all announced new goals on Tuesday that represent a serious commitment to clean energy and the health of our

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House votes to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

House votes to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, 247-180, to stop the EPA’s Clean Power Plan until litigation on the plan has finished. The bill, called the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042) goes to

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