As you may know from earlier coverage, the powerful G20 meeting this weekend in Brisbane didn’t go exactly the way its Australian planners intended when they drew up the agenda. However, … [Read full article]
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President Obama Greets G20 With Climate, China, Ukraine (VIDEO)
The G20 meeting of the world’s most influential political and economic leaders in Brisbane, Australia, began slightly off-track today, according to Reuters. President Obama put out a few words about … [Read full article]
Report Today Details Abrupt Climate Change Surprises
The White House released a report this morning from the Council of Economic Advisers that shows the consequences of not doing something about climate change NOW. Our sister publication, CleanTechnica, has … [Read full article]
Obama: We Can’t Afford To Deny Climate Change
In a couple of hours, everyone in the United States with access to cable TV and Showtime can hear President Barack Obama say he favors making the energy industry absorb … [Read full article]
Proposed EPA Carbon Rules (cartoon)
Looks like a comment on today’s EPA carbon rule, but we do hope you’ll notice that this cartoon is seven years old. Thanks to the artist and the University of … [Read full article]
National Climate Assessment Pulls No Punches About US Options
(All figures are from the 2014 National Climate Assessment draft.) Later today (Tuesday, May 6), at 8 a.m. EDT, the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee of experts meets … [Read full article]
Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"
Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic … [Read full article]
Kenguru EV: The Wheelchair-Friendly Neighborhood Car
President Obama meets with Kenguru CEO Stacy Zoern (photo: kenguru.com). More than three million Americans can celebrate when they hear this story. Made in the USA but in demand worldwide, … [Read full article]
CVS "No Go" For Tobacco: Good For The Company, Good For Our Health
Fifty years ago, the drugstore giant CVS/Caremark came into being. Also 50 years ago, Surgeon General Luther Terry released the first federal government report linking smoking with disease. Today, the … [Read full article]
Preliminary Test Now Required For Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup
Readying Fukushima 1 Unit 4 for decommission operation, but… (Kyodo News/flickr.com/photos/simplyinfo/) Not so fast with the Fukushima decommissioning, TEPCO. A Japanese government-affiliated agency (the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization) has … [Read full article]
Obama Increases Pressure on Icelandic Whaling Policy
President Obama in a report to Congress on Thursday announced his intention to follow the suggestions of then Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to discourage Iceland from its whaling policy.
Obama Reverses Course on Smog Rule
In a surprise move on Friday, President Obama ordered the EPA to withdraw its proposed regulation to tighten ground level ozone standards. Seen as yet another retreat from the president, the decision brought claims of victory from his GOP and industry rivals, and quick rebuke from his supporters and environmental watchdog groups.
What Now After Hurricane Irene Has Gone
Hurricane Irene has spent its force, entering New York as a downgraded Tropical Storm, and left many residents and experts breathing a sigh of relief over a storm that they thought could have been much, much worse.