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Climate Change

Biden: Fix that drafty roof

Just in time for the first New England snow, Vice President Biden today announced a new federal initiative to encourage Americans to weatherize their homes, thereby reducing heating bills and carbon emissions and helping to produce jobs.

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 01:27 PM ET | Comments (8)

Obama Urges Senators to Back Cap and Trade Bill

President Obama called on senators to disregard what he called the "misinformation" offered by critics of his energy bill, which passed the House of Representatives late Friday night despite GOP predictions that it will damage the economy.

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 06:02 AM ET | Comments (68)

As Vote Nears, Obama Pitches Climate Change Bill as a Job Creator

By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama called on Congress to pass legislation to battle climate...

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 05:32 PM ET | Comments (14)

Obama Administration to Announce New Vehicle Emissions Standards

By Steven Mufson Monday, May 18, 2009; 4:02 PM The Obama administration is set to...

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 04:22 PM ET | Comments (3)

Obama and Biden Press House Democrats for Quick Action on Climate Bill

President Obama and Vice President Biden urged a group of House Democrats at a White House meeting this morning to move forward with climate-change legislation that has run into controversy among some Democrats and threatened to stall health-care reform.

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 02:18 PM ET | Comments (4)

House Democrats Plan to Introduce Greenhouse-Gas Bill

By Juliet Eilperin Key House Democrats will unveil legislation Tuesday that aims to cut the...

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 10:35 PM ET | Comments (6)

New Emissions Rules for Cars in the Works

The Obama administration is considering establishing national rules for regulating greenhouse gas emissions for automobiles, according to White House officials, a move backed by both auto manufacturers and some environmentalists.

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 07:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gore to Senate: Pass Stimulus Bill

Former vice president Al Gore testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on global...

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM ET | Comments (10)

Stern Appointed Climate Change Envoy

Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement at the State Department this morning.

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 02:25 PM ET | Comments (5)

Obama Pushes Stronger Fuel-Efficiency Standard

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Posted on January 26, 2009 at 11:51 AM ET | Comments (5)

Antarctic Climate Researchers Hold Distant Inaugural Celebration

Scientists aboard the U.S. research vessel Laurence M Gould held a commemoration 10,000 miles from Washington D.C.

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 03:17 PM ET | Comments (1)

Obama on Climate Change: 'The Time for Denial Is Over'

President-elect Barack Obama met this afternoon in Chicago with former vice president Al Gore to discuss climate change, declaring after the meeting, "The time for denial is over."

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 04:21 PM ET | Comments (14)

Obama and Gore to Talk Climate Change in Chicago

By Philip Rucker and Al Kamen Former Vice President Al Gore will meet in Chicago tomorrow with President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden to discuss the new administration's environmental agenda.

Posted on December 8, 2008 at 04:25 PM ET | Comments (23)

Global Warming High on Senate Foreign Relations Agenda

Climate change policy will get a boost next year from the fact that some of the most senior members of the Obama administration have focused on the issue during their careers, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) told reporters today.

Posted on November 25, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET | Comments (3)


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