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Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Unlikely to Include Ambitious Environmental Promises

Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Unlikely to Include Ambitious Environmental Promises

 Image © Shutterstock If you were hoping to hear Obama announce plans to aggressively tackle climate change or promote green energy in this year’s State of the Union address, you’d better prepare

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Obama Orders Federal Government to Triple Use of Renewable Energy by 2020

Obama Orders Federal Government to Triple Use of Renewable Energy by 2020

Spirit of america / Shutterstock.com As part of a broad-ranging effort to cut carbon emissions over the course of his second term, President Obama is set to announce a plan today for federal agencies

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President Obama Issues Executive Order to Prepare the United States for Climate Change

President Obama Issues Executive Order to Prepare the United States for Climate Change

In a decisive action some feared would never come, President Obama today signed an executive order that will begin to prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change. The order comes just one

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United States Government Shutdown Cuts Down on Emissions

United States Government Shutdown Cuts Down on Emissions

US Capitol photo from Shutterstock President Obama has been pushing an environmental agenda since he stepped into office in 2008. He has made statements, called for the lease of more federal land for

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U.S. Natural Gas Flaring Emissions Equivalent to One Million Additional Cars on the Road

U.S. Natural Gas Flaring Emissions Equivalent to One Million Additional Cars on the Road

Photo via Shutterstock As President Obama continues to push for climate change action by reducing carbon pollution, is he literally burning up his global warming plan by also promoting hydraulic

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President Obama Says He Will Only Approve Keystone XL Pipeline if it Doesn’t Increase Carbon Pollution

President Obama Says He Will Only Approve Keystone XL Pipeline if it Doesn’t Increase Carbon Pollution

Photo via Shutterstock In a landmark speech on climate change today, President Obama offered an insight into whether he'll approve the controversial 1,700-mile pipeline, explaining that he will only

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Al Gore Calls on President Obama to Veto Keystone XL “Atrocity”

Al Gore Calls on President Obama to Veto Keystone XL “Atrocity”

The biggest decision of President Obama's two-term presidency looms ahead, and environmentalists are increasingly concerned that Obama will cave to fossil fuel interests and approve the Keystone XL

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A Fish Named Obama – to Honor the President

A Fish Named Obama – to Honor the President

Etheostoma obama, a new species described by Mayden and Layman. Copyright: Joseph R. Tomelleri There's nothing fishy about naming a new species of fish after the President of the United States,

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Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

Obama Calls for Climate Action After Winning 2012 Presidential Election – Here’s What’s Next for the Environment

President Obama photo from Shutterstock President Obama won the 2012 US election last night, and in a powerful victory speech he called for climate action to address a nation that is "threatened by the

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Three Green Ballot Measures That Won Big On Election Night

Three Green Ballot Measures That Won Big On Election Night

Photo by Shutterstock By now, most of America has started to shake the Election Night hangover. While it was the wee hours of the morning before President Obama delivered his victory speech, many other

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President Obama Says Climate Change Will Be a Campaign Issue

President Obama Says Climate Change Will Be a Campaign Issue

During President Obama's first term in office, observers have noted that the terms "global warming" and "climate change" have gradually been scrubbed from the president's vocabulary. Since the start of

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EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

EPA Introduces Carbon Limits on New Power Plants

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed setting federal limits on carbon emissions from new power plants, a move could spell the beginning of the end for conventional coal-fired power

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New Gallup Poll Shows More Americans Mistakenly Blaming President Obama for Rising Gas Prices

New Gallup Poll Shows More Americans Mistakenly Blaming President Obama for Rising Gas Prices

According to a new Gallup poll, 65% of Americans mistakenly believe that President Obama and Congress are responsible for the recent spike in gas prices, while only 31% understand that neither the

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President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama Shuns Oil and Notes $5.6 Billion Saved by American Businesses Through Energy Efficiency

President Obama stepped to the stage at The University of Miami yesterday to deliver an impressive speech on energy policy. Though the President made mention of his efforts to expand oil and gas drilling

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Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to the nation last night while standing firm on his believe that American ingenuity will carry us safely into a secure future. His overall

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Obama, Congress Pass Bill Lifting Restriction on US Horse Slaughter

Obama, Congress Pass Bill Lifting Restriction on US Horse Slaughter

To the horror of animal rights supporters everywhere, a week before Thanksgiving President Obama signed into law an agricultural spending bill that allows for the restoration of the American horse

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Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

Panda Poop Could be the Key to Cheap and Efficient Biofuel Production

  Giant Pandas are well-loved for their distinctive appearance and sedentary nature. Now they will receive even greater adoration and attention for their bowel-based contribution to the

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Protests Continue Against the Proposed 1,700 Mile Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Protests Continue Against the Proposed 1,700 Mile Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Canada's tar sands have been dubbed "the most environmentally destructive project on Earth," and guess what? Now a money-hungry oil company wants to transport that crude acidic oil thousands of miles

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Obama Will Not Meet His Electric Car Goal by 2015

Obama Will Not Meet His Electric Car Goal by 2015

As part of his push to cut our dependence on foreign oil, President Obama said at his State of the Union address reiterated his vision of seeing one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. "With

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BP Plans to Use EverGreen Burner to Burn Oil in Gulf

BP Plans to Use EverGreen Burner to Burn Oil in Gulf

As we've reported in earlier articles, BP has been trying to contain a portion of the oil that's been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico in what is being called the biggest oil spill in US history. Even

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BP Oil Pipe is Cut, “Top Hat” Containment Cap in Place

BP Oil Pipe is Cut, “Top Hat” Containment Cap in Place

We've come to the point where we're pretty darn pessimistic about almost any supposed advancements in the BP oil spill saga - but as of yesterday, there seems to be some actual good news. According to

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“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

An announcement was made on Thursday that BP's latest crazily named tactic -- the "top kill" which we reported on earlier this week -- seems to be working to stop the flow of oil the Gulf of Mexico. They

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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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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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Solar Coalition Calls to Install Solar Panels on the White House

Solar Coalition Calls to Install Solar Panels on the White House

Some of you probably know that President Jimmy Carter installed an array of solar panels on the White House roof in 1979. You also may remember that they were unceremoniously removed in 1986 -- about the

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White House Shells Out $452 Million in Green Retrofits

White House Shells Out $452 Million in Green Retrofits

In celebration of Earth Day the White House promised $452 Million in eco-retrofits for homes in 25 communities across the US as part of the all-new "Retrofit Ramp Up" program. Vice President Joe Biden

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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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18 US Governors Write to EPA to Say Emissions Limits Will Hurt the Economy

18 US Governors Write to EPA to Say Emissions Limits Will Hurt the Economy

Last week we reported on the EPA's upcoming plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday 18 United States governors including Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty sent a letter to the EPA to protest

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The Ins & Outs of the Upcoming Energy & Climate Bill and Why It’s Stalled

The Ins & Outs of the Upcoming Energy & Climate Bill and Why It’s Stalled

Key senators, industry officials, senior advisers and cabinet members met yesterday with President Obama to talk about the upcoming Climate and Energy Bill. The bill has been largely put aside by Congress

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