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Climate Study Puts Diplomatic Pressure on Obama

Published: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:07pm

A sweeping new study on the effects of climate change — which the report says is already disrupting the lives and livelihoods of the poorest people across the planet — creates a diplomatic challenge for President Obama, who hopes to make action on both climate change and economic inequality hallmarks of his legacy.

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Obama’s Pipeline

Published: 
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:50pm
Category: 
Energy

When I was elected to Congress in 2002, George W. Bush was president and big business wrote environmental policy. 

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Obama to Propose Shift in Wildfire Funding

Published: 
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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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.