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Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding

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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:25pm

President Obama’s annual budget request to Congress will propose a significant change in how the government pays to fight wildfires, administration officials said, a move that they say reflects the ways in which climate change is increasing the risk for and cost of those fires.

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Obama Orders New Efficiency for Big Trucks

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:00pm
Category: 
Transportation

President Obama on Tuesday ordered the development of tough new fuel standards for the nation’s fleet of heavy-duty trucks as part of what aides say will be an increasingly muscular and unilateral campaign to tackle climate change through the use of the president’s executive power.

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Financier Plans Big Ad Campaign on Climate Change

Published: 
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:24am

A billionaire retired investor is forging plans to spend as much as $100 million during the 2014 election, seeking to pressure federal and state officials to enact climate change measures through a hard-edge campaign of attack ads against governors and lawmakers.

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Obama Announces Aid for Drought-Stricken California

Published: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:55am
Category: 
Water

President Obama arrived in the heart of California’s parched farmland on Friday afternoon to offer tens of millions of dollars in federal assistance to the state, where the lack of rain and snow this winter has led to the severest drought in its modern history.

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Freezing Out the Bigger Picture

Published: 
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:31am

At the exact moment President Obama was declaring last month that “climate change is a fact,” thousands of drivers in Atlanta were trapped in a grueling winter ordeal, trying to get home on roads that had turned into ribbons of ice.