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  • Obama Seeks Climate Legacy as Coal-State Democrats Cringe

    When President Barack Obama reviewed his aides’s ideas for tackling climate change last year, he gave one simple directive: “Don’t skinny it down.”

  • Obama Views Climate Change As Part of His Legacy

    Bloomberg BNA — President Barack Obama views addressing the problem of climate change as a key part of his legacy and remains staunchly committed to implementing as much of his climate action plan as possible prior to leaving office, a senior aide said May 13.

  • Half U.S. Population Vulnerable to Climate Change: Report

    More than half the U.S. population lives in coastal areas that are “increasingly vulnerable” to the effects of climate change, which will ripple throughout the U.S. economy, a White House advisory group’s report concluded.

  • Obama Uses Your TV Weather Guru to Show How Wind Blows on Climate

    U.S. President Barack Obama will take the case for acting on climate change to Al Roker and other TV weather personalities, hoping they can help convince the public that the risks of floods and droughts is a reason to curb greenhouse gases.

  • Obama Aide Outlines Ways to Promote Innovation (Transcript)

    Five corporate executives and seven university leaders discussed with John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s science adviser, and David Kappos, head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ways to boost the economy through promoting innovation during an Oct. 5 event in Washington sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News.

  • Obama Seeks to Boost Resilience to Climate-Driven Drought, Fires

    President Barack Obama, who has vowed to make fighting global warming a focus of his remaining years in office, yesterday unveiled initiatives to mitigate what aides say are the effects of an already changing climate.

  • NASA Program to Find Asteroids Is Decade Behind Schedule

    The U.S. space agency is a decade behind in meeting a congressional mandate to detect meteors capable of destroying a city, and needs a telescope in space to improve tracking, the nation’s top science officials said.

  • U.S. Urged to Halt Skilled-Worker Flight or Lose Innovation Lead

    The U.S. risks losing its global lead in innovation if it fails to halt an exodus of skilled foreign workers from the country and doesn’t do more to support research and development.

  • Whistle-Blowers Say Obama Fails Scientists

    President Barack Obama directed his science adviser in March 2009 to guarantee the integrity of work by government researchers. Two years later, the science office came up with a shortcut, whistle-blower groups say.

  • Cantor Tells CEOs ‘Alarming’ Skilled-Worker Exodus Needs Action

    House Republican Leader Eric Cantor told a gathering of chief executive officers and university leaders that the U.S. must grant visas to skilled workers from overseas more quickly to halt an “exodus” from the country.

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