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  • Commonsense Conservation: We Owe It to Future Generations to Act

    Secretary Sally Jewell spoke at the National Press Club to build out the Administration’s vision for conservation that will strengthen our economy and ensure that we pass along our nation’s rich legacy to the next generation – a path forward that includes balanced infrastructure and energy development, conservation and engaging youth on our public lands.

  • President Obama’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness

    Across America, states, cities, and communities are taking steps to protect themselves from extreme weather and other climate impacts. Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order to establish a Task Force of state, local, and tribal leaders to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change.

  • President Obama Establishes a Task Force on Climate

    Today, delivering on commitments made in his Climate Action Plan, President Obama signed an Executive Order (EO) to strengthen the Nation’s preparedness for and resilience to the impacts of climate change.The actions directed by the President today are common sense steps to help ensure that America’s infrastructure, communities, and natural resources are resilient to climate-change impacts that are already being felt in regions across the country.

  • After Sandy, Rebuilding Smarter with S&T

    As the solemn first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall nears, communities along the East Coast continue to rebuild, taking lessons learned from an unprecedented disaster to ensure new infrastructure and services are stronger and smarter than before.The Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region—and all of America—more resilient.

  • Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future

    The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 wrapped up, but even though the sun has set at the Solar Decathlon village and students have gone home, their hard work is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation’s clean energy leaders.

  • National Public Lands Day Is Saturday, September 28

    National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States. At thousands of sites across the country, Americans come together to lend their time and effort to the restoration of our country’s historic places and natural treasures.

  • Statement: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Approves Physical Science Report

    Today the United States joined other member nations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in approving the Fifth IPCC Working Group Report on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change.

  • Making Energy More Accessible in Africa: The Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge

    To accelerate the delivery of electricity to rural populations, the U.S. African Development Foundation has teamed up with GE Africa to launch the $2 million, three-year Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge.

  • Join a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Moniz & EPA Administrator McCarthy Moderated by Grist

    Want to know more about President Obama's Climate Action Plan? Join us Monday, September 23rd at 12:15 p.m. EDT for a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, and moderated by Lisa Hymas, Senior Editor of

  • Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

    In June, President Obama laid out the case for action on climate change and the steps his Administration will take to address it. In his Climate Action Plan, the President announced steps to cut the emissions of carbon pollution, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to combat global climate change.