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Enviro News Wrap: Black Carbon; Climate Change and Obama’s Second Term; Extreme Weather and Adaptation, more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Barack Hussein Obama is inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. He has increased his lip service towards climate change but his administration has yet to outline a comprehensive plan that either prevents the worse of climate change from happening or…

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President Obama’s Call for a New Energy Economy

President Obama calls on the nation to build a new energy economy.

Interior Department Task Force Works to Identify Renewable Energy Zones

Department of Interior Task Force works to pinpoint “renewable energy zones” to help facilitate the development of clean energy projects

President Obama’s Energy and Environment Team – A New Day in Washington

As of noon Eastern time today, it is no longer “president-elect” but indeed President Barack Obama. I have the privilege today of witnessing the historic swearing-in of our 44th president. I thought it might be fitting to review the people the new president has assembled to head up his energy and environment team: EPA Administrator: Lisa Jackson Jackson spent 16…

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Earth Talk: Starting an Environmental Club and Undoing the Anti-Environmental Legacy of the Bush Administration

Earthtalk is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’m thinking about starting an environmental club in my middle school.  Can you give me some ideas about how to start?  Can you connect me with other school clubs? -Rosemary, Andover Township, NJ Starting an environmental club at school is…

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Obama Seeks Urgent and Quick Action on Climate Change

While reassuring the world that “there is only one president at a time” in the United States, president-elect Barack Obama is sending definitive signals he takes seriously his campaign rhetoric of a “Planet in Peril” and intends to take quick action to address climate change early in his administration. One such signal was sent when he sent policy advisor Jason Grumet to an environmental conference in…

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