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Posted byon March 30, 2014 at 8:01 PM EDT
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved its Working Group II report on climate change “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability”— the second installment of the group’s full Fifth Assessment Report. Upon the report’s approval, John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, issued a statement.
Posted byon March 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM EDT
The White House released the Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions. Learn more about the strategy in this fact sheet.
Posted byon March 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM EDT
The Climate Data Initiative is an ambitious new effort bringing together extensive open government data and design competitions with commitments from the private and philanthropic sectors to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities.
Posted byon March 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM EDT
This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while this President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument.
Posted byon March 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM EDT
HUD partners with the White House to host a Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable, an initiative of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, with national leaders from the lending, realtor, homebuilding and appraisal industries.
Posted byon March 5, 2014 at 10:19 AM EDT
Brenda Mallory to join Council on Environmental Quality as General Counsel.
Posted byon March 4, 2014 at 12:39 PM EDT
In his Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2015 being transmitted to Congress today, President Obama is following on commitments to “up our game” in promoting preparedness for, and resilience against, the impacts of climate change. This includes robust support for State, local, and tribal preparedness efforts, analysis of vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure, creation of incentives to address those vulnerabilities, and development and dissemination of better information and planning tools.
Posted byon March 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM EDT
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took action to significantly cut smog, soot and other harmful air pollution from our cars and trucks. The new clean car and fuel standards – which are strongly supported by automakers, public health groups and other stakeholders – require better-performing pollution controls in vehicles, and cleaner gasoline. Cleaner gasoline will reduce pollution from cars and trucks that are currently on the road, and also enable fuel-efficient and low-emissions technologies to work better in new vehicles. That means cleaner air across the country, especially for the more than 50 million people who live, work, or go to school near high-traffic roadways.
Posted byon March 3, 2014 at 11:55 AM EDT
EPA’s new "Tier 3" emission standards for cars and gasoline will significantly reduce harmful emissions, prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses, and encourage innovation and technological improvements in the cars and trucks we drive.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM EDT
The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base's new solar plant, the largest of its kind on any U.S. Department of Defense installation, showcases President Obama's commitment to addressing climate change.