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Posted by on in Climate Change
Last week, President Obama released a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Climate change has also been cropping up on the presidential campaign trail — both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have released their own proposals. Nearly three-quarters of Americans now favor government acti...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
The Center for Biological Diversity will file a legal challenge to an Obama administration policy, finalized today, that severely limits when a species qualifies for protection under the Endangered Species Act — a change that ignores both broad legal precedent and congressional intent. Under the Act...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Most of us care about our environment and the issue of climate change and are working hard on solutions, whether technical in nature or inspirational ones to get people more engaged.   Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the launch of the President's "Climate Action Plan" and a large ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its environmental agenda.The White House plans to host two roundtable discussions this week on the economic threats that climate change poses and the "opportunities to ove...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Honey Bees are dying and now a team of environmental regulators has been tasked with determining why. On Friday, President Barack Obama announced plans for a task force to help save the bees. The team, which will be co-chaired by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protectio...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Today, as part of the President’s plan to cut carbon pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single-largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The steady, responsible steps EPA is t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Five years after being elected president and six months after winning a second term, President Obama today gave his first speech devoted solely to climate change and announced several executive actions to begin weaning the United States (historically the largest emitter of greenhouse gases) off foss...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Leading Republicans were using phrases like “anti-American” and “war on American energy” to describe President Obama’s new plan to combat climate change, escalating the rhetoric even before the President’s Georgetown University speech outlining his program. “President Obama’s anti-American energy p...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
AUSTIN, Texas - Offering a more upbeat view of the economy, President Obama resurrected his jobs proposals Thursday, advancing modest initiatives as he pushed for action on more ambitious efforts that face resistance from congressional Republicans. "We're poised for progress," he said. The presiden...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
When President Barack Obama convenes his cabinet in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, one might be left with the impression that defenders of our oceans are rather pointedly underrepresented. The Department of Commerce, which oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, has...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Keystone pipeline gains momentum By Zack Colman Green groups are reeling after the release of a draft State Department report that seemed to put the Keystone XL oil pipeline on track for approval. Opponents of Keystone are furious at State’s environmental assessment of the project, which brushed ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
As President Barack Obama prepares to take the oath of office for the second time, he has promised that climate change will be a priority in his second term. The chances that significant climate action will actually happen, however, remain slim, policy experts say. "I always have hope, but it is so...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  The invitation to the White House in the spring of 2009 struck Barack Obama's allies in the environmental movement as a big moment: a clear sign that climate change was on his radar and that the president was eager to get to work. The event was indeed a turning point, but not the one ca...
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