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Posted byon September 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM EDT
In addition to providing jobs, recreational opportunities, and essential habitat for our wildlife and natural resources, America's forests play an important role in mitigating climate change. As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Administration is bringing Federal agencies together to enhance forests’ ability to absorb carbon pollution and become more resilient.
Posted byon September 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM EDT
Earlier today, I joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for an event here at the White House to discuss efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. Secretary Jewell also announced the members of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, which was formed to increase U.S. efforts to counter poaching and the illegal wildlife trade.
Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Tune in on Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at http://www.wh.gov/live as the White House hosts a Forum to Counter Wildlife Trafficking featuring Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Posted byon September 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM EDT
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) jointly challenge a group of over 80 top innovators from around the country to come up with ways to improve disaster response and recovery efforts.
Reducing America’s Dependence on Foreign Oil As a Strategy to Increase Economic Growth and Reduce Economic VulnerabilityPosted byon August 29, 2013 at 5:51 PM EDT
President Obama's focus on increasing America’s energy independence is not just a critical national security strategy, it is also part of an economic plan to create jobs, expand growth and cut the trade deficit.
Posted byon August 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM EDT
The Energy Department issues two proposed rules that could cut energy bills by $26 billion and cut emissions by over 350 million metric tons of CO2 over 30 years -- the equivalent of taking nearly 109 million new cars of the road for one year.
Posted byon August 29, 2013 at 1:17 PM EDT
Shortly after he took office, the President tasked the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan with rethinking the federal approach to disaster recovery, which resulted in the creation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework.
Nominate a White House Champion of Change: Veterans on the Front Lines of Advancing Clean Energy and Climate SecurityPosted byon August 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM EDT
In early October, the White House will recognize Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who continue to serve their country by advancing clean energy and climate security in their communities. Help us honor these veterans by nominating a Champion of Change today.
Nominate a White House Champion of Change: Veterans on the Front Lines of Advancing Clean Energy and Climate SecurityPosted byon August 16, 2013 at 9:52 AM EDT
In answering our nation’s call to service, America’s veterans understand the challenges of energy availability and the threats of a changing climate on the safety and effectiveness of our troops and our national security
Posted byon August 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM EDT
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Energy Department evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.