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Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 6:19 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
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 GristPosted byon September 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
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 Grist.org.
Posted byon September 20, 2013 at 10:36 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM EDT
For decades, America has chased after the promise of clean, domestic energy. But even as costs fell and technology matured, that clean energy future seemed to linger just beyond our reach. Today, that is changing.
Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM EDT
In partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Rhea Suh, and Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, met with a diverse group of leaders and public officials in Hawaii. They discussed a range of issues impacting Native Hawaiians, including education, health, preservation of cultural and native historic sites, fish and wildlife, Hawaiian homelands, and federal recognition.
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.