News tagged with barack obama

Former US climate chiefs urge political unity

Four former heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency who served under Republican presidents urged lawmakers Wednesday to stop bickering over whether climate change is real and start finding solutions.

dateJun 18, 2014 in Environment
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Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington ...

dateJun 17, 2014 in Environment
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US pushing local police to be mum on surveillance

The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated ...

dateJun 12, 2014 in Security
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New pollution rule puts onus on states

A major initiative to cut the pollution emitted from the nation's power plants set off a scramble Monday in Washington - where Republicans instantly pounced on the proposed rules - and in states, where much of the work in ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Environment
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Climate warnings ignored with US elections looming

The U.S. Congress, ignoring dire new warnings about climate change, continues to shy away from legislation that might mitigate the effects of global warming, leaving President Barack Obama with limited tools to reduce greenhouse ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Environment
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