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The Strange Silence of Your Presidential Candidates (and What You Can Do About It)

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Science will, in fact, determine our entire future. Do science and technology therefore deserve a presidential debate all to themselves?

Prisoner of Reality

Edward Flattau | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Democracy is no walk in the park. Embattled President Obama's latest energy conundrum is a graphic illustration.

Obama Administration Readies Big Push On Climate Change

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration is planning a series of actions this summer to rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from wide swaths of the economy, including tr...

Obama To Impose Major New Regulations On Offshore Drilling

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - The United States is planning to impose a major new regulation on offshore oil and gas drilling to try to prevent t...

Obama Uses Old Law To Big On Climate Change

The New York Times | Posted 11.27.2014 | Politics

President Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any occupant of the White House. Yet it is very poss...

Senate GOP Plans Assault On Obama's Environmental Agenda

The Hill | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

Senate Republicans are gearing up for a war against the Obama administration’s environmental rules, identifying them as a top target when they take ...

Obama Expands Ocean Preserve, Making It Largest In The World

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of miles off America's shores, an ocean preserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly...

Malevolent Environmentalism

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Edward Flattau

In response to Obama, the out-of-power Republicans have been uniformly negative toward any regulatory attempt at environmental protection. It makes one wonder whether they would be capable of responsible governance of the environment if given the opportunity.

Get Ready For A Summer Of Attacks On Obama's Climate Change Rules

Reuters | Roberta Rampton | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

This summer is likely to see a series of attacks by industry opponents of a U.S. plan to curb carbon emissions from power plants in a bid to stir vote...

Enviro Groups Have Harsh Words For Obama After SOTU

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sticking to a fossil-fuel dependent energy policy, delivering a blow to a monthslong, behind-the-scenes ...

Climate Change This Week: The Real Climate Tax, Methane Mess, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

US Taxpayers Footing Big Bill For Climate Change Inaction says a new analysis, reports Kieran Cooke at RTCC. Hurricane Sandy, enhanced by rising sea l...

Five Ways to Stop President Obama's Plan to Frack America

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While the broad narrative of President Obama's speech on climate change in June was something to rally around, his support for fracking threatens to exacerbate climate change to the point of no return, while poisoning our water, air and families in the process. Here's what we need to do.

Lynne Peeples

Obama's Coal Contradiction | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green

Environmental experts who remain unimpressed with President Barack Obama's war-on-carbon rhetoric point to one key reason for concern that's off most ...

Required Reading

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

A recent report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) ought to be required reading for President Obama, members of Congress, and all other public o...

False Dichotomy

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

President Obama's environmental legacy is at risk. That became glaringly evident when Obama's new budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell recently out...

The Continuing Alaska Shut-out Scandal

Newt Gingrich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Newt Gingrich

Anyone who has been paying attention knows that bureaucrats throughout the government are routinely abusing their power to advance their ideology and that of the current administration. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the administration's aggressive obstruction of American energy.

Lucia Graves

'What If You've Got The Obama Pipeline And It Leaks?' | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

Environmentalists seeking to block the proposed Keystone XL pipeline's revised route are appealing to President Barack Obama's sense of history as muc...

A Challenge To Obama's Climate Change Pledge

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged in his inaugural address Monday to respond to the threat of climate change, saying the "failure to d...

With High Hopes For The Future: Obama's Moral Imperative To Address Climate Change

Carter Roberts | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Carter Roberts

I wager that, like Lincoln, President Obama will be remembered most for what he does to address the existential threat that history has presented on his watch: the breakdown of our planet's natural systems upon which all life depends, and specifically human-caused climate change.

After The Cliff, Another Mountain To Climb: The Twin Peaks Of Climate Change And Energy

Frank Sesno | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Frank Sesno

As President Obama prepares to take the oath for a second term, he has an opportunity to reframe the conversation around climate change and energy. It's the right time to climb up this next mountain. And the view is always better from the top.

Tom Zeller Jr.

The Road Forward: Obama On Environment Faces High Expectations, High Hurdles, In Second Term | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.24.2013 | Green

On the night of his re-election, President Barack Obama described grand ambitions for his second term, including a desire to bequeath to future genera...

Obama's Road Forward

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

In his second term Obama needs to build new and real things that tangibly improve the lives of the middle class and, yes, the poor; and advance the ball on the things he says he also cares about: the environment, immigration, education, tech, etc, plus figuring out what his consistent view is of foreign and defense policy.

The Long Road Forward: Obama's Second-Term Challenges

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

A new Huffington Post/YouGov poll shows voters modestly hopeful about Barack Obama's chances of being more successful in his second term. And, given the haplessness of his Republican foes, Obama is in an unusually strong position to deliver on the potential of his second term -- but only if he has the will and wherewithal to turn ballot-box victory into real-life results. That's the bottom line of an in-depth survey by The Huffington Post of the problems and prospects facing the president as he prepares for a second inauguration. Today we launch a series of stories giving you in-depth results of that survey: 20 reported pieces during the next week, 14 from the U.S. and six from overseas; pairs of expert blog posts published with each domestic story; HuffPost Live video interviews with reporters; and poll data from HuffPost/YouGov.

With New Environmental Gusto, Will Obama Pull His Weight During U.N. Climate Talks?

AP | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The European Union's climate commissioner says she hopes that President Barack Obama's renewed attention to global warming after th...

Environmentalists React On Twitter To Obama Win

Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

As President Barack Obama emerged as the winner of the presidential race over Mitt Romney Tuesday night, environmentalists offered their initial react...