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By Ben Adler Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is not pleased about the historic joint announcement of planned carbon emission limits by the U.S. and China. He put out this statement Wednesday: Our economy can’t take the President’s ideological War on Coal that will increase the squeeze on middle-class families and struggling miners. This unrealistic plan,......read more

Hu's Here

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US visit by Chinese leader is a chance for clean energy cooperation.

President Obama is entertaining his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao this week, and while the agenda is jam-packed with thorny issues like trade and human rights, clean energy represents a potential area of cooperation for the two nations. This is an opportunity to build upon the progress made at last month's Cancun climate summit, where compromise was the order of the day. "Our cooperation at the......read more

US Preparing for Climate Disaster While Hitting Brakes on Negotiations

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Kelly Rigg has a less optimistic view of Obama's recent executive order

GCCA's Kelly Rigg for The Huffington Post: Maybe I've lived outside the U.S. too long, or maybe my mind is just totally focused on the start of next week's international climate talks in Warsaw. But I think I may have been the only one who reacted somewhat cynically to last week's news that President Obama had signed an Executive Order "Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate......read more

Obama vs. Romney: Whither Climate Change?

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Both presidential candidates avoid all talk of global warming

Though Barack Obama and Mitt Romney present opposing stances on most issues, they both agree that the planet is warming and humans are at least partly responsible. But you wouldn't know that from the presidential debates, where the words "climate change" weren't uttered by either candidate. Even when the conversation veered toward energy issues, including oil drilling, renewable energy......read more

Postal Carts Go Electric

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Mail carriers making switch to T-3 electric delivery carts.

Last year, President Obama made an executive order demanding that the federal government reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Now, the US Postal Service is heeding the call. In Key West, FL., mail carriers have switched from delivery vans to T-3 electric delivery carts, which cost 25 cents per day to run and have zero emissions. The smaller carts are faster than walking and more efficient than......read more

America Votes

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GOP sweeps U.S. House of Reps, while Democrats prevail in California.

A Republican wave swept across the United States last night, as a reenergized GOP reclaimed control of the House and made substantial gains in the Senate. Wait, it gets better: A number of far right Tea Party insurgents were voted into office as well. President Obama acknowledged the beating his party took at the polls, calling the results "humbling" and pledging to "work......read more

Green Voting Guide

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The 2010 elections are upon us. Here's how to vote with the Earth in mind.

With 37 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested and all 400 House seats up for grabs, the 2010 midterm election will mark a major shift in federal politics for the next two years. The environment — and particularly climate change — represents one of the most important issues at play. Here in California, there are several ballot measures in the gubernatorial election that......read more

America Elects A Cleaner Future

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NRDC President Frances Beinecke on what Obama's re-election means for the environment

Tuesday night Americans reelected a president who made clean energy and environmental protection a cornerstone of his first term. They chose the one candidate who spoke seriously about climate change on the campaign trail and used his authority to reduce America's carbon pollution. They rewarded this leadership by calling for four more years of action. This is a victory for all Americans who......read more

US Role Defined in Natural Disasters

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Is the Pentagon’s Haiti mission a model for a new security role?

In tonnage, the United States Navy says its battle fleet is larger than those of the world’s next 13 biggest navies combined. One of the largest vessels, the Carl Vinson, seen above, is in its first deployment in nearly five years — to the earthquake zone in Haiti instead of a war zone. I predict you’ll see a lot more scenes like this in years to come, as the developed world......read more

Deepwater Horizon: The First 36 Hours

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Jaw-dropping photos of the infernal early moments.

From Neatorama: On April 20, 2010, a mayday call from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico reporting an explosion aboard signaled the beginning of one of the largest man-made environmental disasters in the United States. Today, the environmental, economic, and political repercussions of the oil spill are just being felt – but what happened the day the rig went ablaze,......read more

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