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Posted byon October 16, 2014 at 12:57 PM EDT
Brenda Kyle, a longtime resident of southern California, reflects on how the San Gabriel Mountains became such a big part of her life - and how she shares her love of the outdoors with others.
Posted byon October 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country -- and that requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies. Climate change is a long-term trend, but with wise planning and risk mitigation now, we can reduce adverse impacts downrange.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 5:37 PM EDT
President Obama designates the San Gabriel Mountains in California as our newest national monument.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT
President Obama will travel to Los Angeles County, California to designate the San Gabriel Mountains as America’s newest national monument, and a timeless piece of our national heritage. In many ways, this nation’s story is etched into its land, and as the President is recognizing with this designation, each of our monuments provides us an important cultural bridge between our past and our future.
Posted byon October 8, 2014 at 5:44 PM EDT
According to EPA’s Fuel Economy Trends Report, new vehicles in 2013 achieved their highest fuel economy of all time.
Posted byon October 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM EDT
Today the U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM) and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) welcomed more than 50 Federal innovators to the White House to celebrate the key contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals working in our Government. Every day, these STEM employees conduct scientific research; collect and analyze measurements of Earth; inform policy decisions; and carry out programs that help grow our Nation’s economy, boost national security, and protect public health and our environment.
Posted byon October 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM EDT
In 2013, the President announced a bold new goal for the federal government to consume 20% of its power from renewable sources by 2020 -- and federal agencies are already stepping up to this challenge in a big way.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM EDT
Mike Boots highlights how the Administration is helping to prepare communities - across the country and around the world - for the impacts of climate change during National Preparedness Month.
Posted byon October 2, 2014 at 3:40 PM EDT
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM EDT
The Obama administration launches the first round of the Climate Action Champions Competition, to recognize and support the path-breaking steps that local and tribal governments are already taking to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change.