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Posted byon April 2, 2012 at 3:25 PM EDT
LAUNCH, a partnership among NASA, USAID, State Department, and NIKE, seeks ten game-changing innovations with the potential to transform current waste management systems and practices. The LAUNCH: Beyond Waste challenge will accept proposals April 1-May 15, 2012.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM EDT
Serving others without the expectation of recognition -- that is what has carried Rogelio Lona through his 47-plus years as a farmworker. His mentor Cesar Chavez reinforced the ideal that nothing comes easy, especially lacking preparation; that, with Rogelio's hard work and zeal for organizing people around causes that will change their lives, drives him to press on.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM EDT
In 2011 the three largest U.S. oil companies made a combined profit of more than $80 billion. After nearly 100 years of subsidies, President Obama thinks it’s time oil companies get by without more help from taxpayers who are already having a tough time filling up their tank
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT
GSA Administrator Johnson describes how performance-based contracts are a "triple win" for Americans: creating jobs, offering guaranteed energy savings, and coming at zero cost to taxpayers.
Posted byon March 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM EDT
The United States has been subsidizing the oil industry for a century. In fact, some of the oldest tax breaks for the oil companies date back to 1913 – a time when there were only 48 states in the Union and Ford was still producing the Model T.
Posted byon March 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM EDT
New data released last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed that the 2011-2012 winter season was the fourth warmest ever recorded in the United States.
Posted byon March 26, 2012 at 10:38 AM EDT
Instead of subsidizing the fossil fuels of the last century by giving away $4 billion of taxpayer money each year to oil companies that are more profitable than ever, we should be investing in a clean energy future--especially when gas prices are high and drivers, whose budgets are already stretched thin, are feeling the pain at the pump.
Posted byon March 24, 2012 at 5:50 AM EDT
President Obama is calling on the House of Representatives to pass a bipartisan transportation bill that would repair crumbling roads and bridges and support construction jobs in communities all across America
Posted byon March 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM EDT
Working Lands for Wildlife is a new effort to focus both conservation dollars and wildlife management expertise on the recovery of wildlife species.
Posted byon March 23, 2012 at 5:36 PM EDT
President Obama has stated that the United States will promote the stewardship and sustainable use of the oceans in several ways including by cooperating and exercising leadership at the international level and pursuing U.S. accession to the Law of the Sea Convention.