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Obama Administration Deems Climate Change a National Security Threat

In the words of a recent report, "Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural…
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“Frozen” Sequel? Let Kids Educate Disney About Climate Change

Disney reportedly won't play ball with the Obama administration, which has asked for the company to use its blockbuster "Frozen" to educate kids…
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Obama Announces $3 Billion Pledge to U.N. Climate Fund

Right on the heels of his historic climate agreement with China, President Barack Obama announced a pledge of $3 billion to the United…
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Obama to Seek ‘Politically Binding’ Climate Agreement

With a United Nations summit meeting coming up in Paris next year that will attempt to come up with some kind of meaningful…
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Supreme Court Upholds Power Plant Carbon Emissions Limits

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the EPA reasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act to require power plants to limit their…
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Congress Sends $12.3 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill to Obama’s Desk

The future of our oceans, rivers, coastlines and other waterways is looking much brighter, thanks to the passing of a $12.3 billion water…
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New IPCC Report: The World is On Track for a Hefty Temperature Increase

If the world continues down its current carbon-spewing course, global temperatures will hit a staggering 4.8 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by the…
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EPA Power Plant Rules Could Cut Carbon Pollution More Than Expected

The EPA's impending carbon rules for existing power plants could achieve even greater reductions than previously thought — and at less cost, according…
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Raising Federal Minimum Wage Would Benefit Majority of Low-Wage Workers, CBO Finds

While many conservatives and conservative think tanks claim that raising the federal minimum wage would bring only negative consequences, an analysis by the…
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If In-N-Out Can Pay (a Lot) More Than Minimum Wage, Why Can’t McDonald’s?

In-N-Out Burger, a fast food chain in California and the Southwest, starts its employees off at a wage of $10.50 an hour. Labor…
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Obama Increases Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

President Barack Obama may not be able to get a bill passed through the current Congress, but he is able to increase fuel…
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Obama Pushes $1 Billion Climate Change ‘Resilience Fund’

Speaking against the backdrop of one of the worst droughts in California history, President Barack Obama on Friday announced plans to pitch to…
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Coal Industry Rallies Against Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

Nearly 3,000 miners and workers from across the coal industry descended on Capitol Hill late last month to protest President Obama’s alleged “War…
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Businesses Denounce Austerity, Urge Congress to Invest in Sustainable Economy

The Capitol Hill standoff between President Obama and House Republicans may be over (for now), but more than 165,000 businesses say the budget…
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Finally: Obama Green Lights Solar Panels on White House Roof

President Obama has finally allowed retrofitting the White House roof to allow for solar panels.