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Supreme Court Blocks Obama's Carbon Emissions Plan

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fate of the single biggest piece of President Barack Obama’s climate change legacy was thrown into question Tuesday evening when t...

Obama Issues Warning On The Risks Of Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton NEW LONDON, Connecticut, May 20 (Reuters) - Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures...

Obama: It's 'Disturbing' That A Climate Change Denier Chairs Senate Environmental Committee

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama told Vice News in an interview released on Monday that it was "disturbing" that the chair of the Senate Committee on Environmen...

Majority Of Americans Back Obama's Push To Reduce Carbon Emissions: Poll

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Two-thirds of Americans back President Barack Obama's push to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. An NBC poll released Wednesday shows tha...

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...

Obama Takes Another Step Toward Reducing Actions Blamed For Global Warming

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on Tuesday to develop higher stand...

Where Is Obama on Climate Treaty?

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

The seriousness of global climate disruption demands leaders with a global view of the problem, who are willing to do everything in their power as quickly as possible.

A Year After Sandy, Action on Climate

Heather Leibowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Heather Leibowitz

When it comes to the debate over global warming, hopefully future generations will look back on Hurricane Sandy as an event that helped break through partisanship and culture war divides to convince the American people

Obama Climate Plans To Get Airing In Congress

Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

By DINA CAPPIELLO AND JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plans to curb the gases blamed for global warming...

Obama Gets Bold On Climate Change

The Washington Post | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

President Obama's environmental policies are likely to play a prominent role in defining his second term, even as the budget, immigration and health c...

Will Wrigley

Hurricane Sandy Survivors Demand Climate Change Action | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Sandy survivors and environmental advocates met in front of the White House on Monday to demand action from President Barack O...

Obama Urged To Use Broad Powers To Act On Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Several Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to use his b...

Handicapping Obama's Second Term Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, like all second-term presidents, will only have a short window of time to push his issues. Which is why he is right to push his agenda immediately, as evidenced by his inaugural speech. However, while Obama has a lot of political capital right now, that could easily change soon.

Luke Johnson

Unlikely Solution Could Be Part Of Bold Obama Promise | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Speaking before a crowd of an estimated 1 million people on the National Mall Monday, President Barack Obama made a bold promise in his se...

Will Climate Change Get Cold Shoulder?

Posted 01.20.2013 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: As President Barack Obama prepares to take the oath of office for the second time, he has promised...

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.

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 Versus Physics

Bill McKibben | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Bill McKibben

It's not a fight, like education reform or abortion or gay marriage, between conflicting groups with conflicting opinions. We're talking about a fight between human beings and physics. And physics is entirely uninterested in human timetables.

Obama Says He Might Hold Off on Climate Change Commitment

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Time will tell whether Obama stays true to his word, but it sure as heck isn't a good sign that the President already appears to be waffling on an issue that just eight days ago he spoke so passionately about.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Obama Victory, East Coast Megastorm Raise Hopes For Bolder Climate Action | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

With President Barack Obama's reelection victory unfolding against the backdrop of an East Coast brought to its knees by last week's historically viol...

Obama: 'Climate Change Is Not A Hoax'

Posted 09.07.2012 | Green

"Climate change is not a hoax," President Obama declared to a cheering crowd on Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. Obama's decl...

Obama, Romney Spar Over Climate, Other Science Issues In Online Debate

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.06.2012 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have answered 14 Top American Science Questions put to them by The candidates' answers provide valuable insight into their positions on issues that, while among the most important facing the country, usually get short shrift on the campaign trail.

Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

As recent events have demonstrated, Obama's energy policies globally bear an eerie likeness to Cheney's, especially in the way he has engaged in the geopolitics of oil as part of an American global struggle for future dominance among the major powers.

Congress Passes a Budget That Invests in International Efforts to Curb Global Warming (But Still Not Enough)

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The long drama of whether or not the US Congress would invest in international efforts to curb global warming pollution or gut these investments is finally over. There is good, OK and bad news.

For Young Environmental Activists, Obama's Now The One To Pressure

Tribune | Peter Nicholas | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

Thousands of college students and idealistic young voters came in this weekend to learn organizing techniques aimed at pushing the country toward rene...