Joe Aldy, former adviser to Barack Obama for energy and environment, assesses the state of US climate legislation.
Barack Obama is finding that sometimes politics needs to put science in its place, says Daniel Sarewitz.
President Barack Obama on Friday will announce a $3 billion U.S. contribution to the green climate fund, an international effort to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, according to an administration official.
In his second inaugural address, Pres. Barack Obama said the U.S. must respond to the threat of climate change and lead the development of sustainable energy
President Barack Obama on Thursday will designate the largest marine sanctuary in the world in an area of the Pacific Ocean that will be off-limits to commercial fishing and deep-sea mining, the White House said on Wednesday.
Since Barack Obama became President, I've beaten up on him for being so hawkish, for perpetuating U.S. militarism--and hence militarism in general—as a way to solve conflicts.
Where candidates Barack Obama and John McCain stand on science; key races involving science, energy and the environment; and what neuroscience says about how you'll vote
Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have agreed to a plan to end war, according to a recording of a conversation between the two Presidents recently made available to “Cross-check” by the hacker collective Anonymous.
Because President Barack Obama is more likely to act to curb global warming, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg offers his endorsement
I read a post at Nature yesterday about the severe cutbacks the Planetary Sciences Division at NASA (headed by Jim Green) has had to make recently due to reduced funding.
In his announcement today that he was taking executive action to require more gun sellers to be licensed and to do background checks on gun buyers, Pres. Barack Obama also touched on the problems facing public health researchers who try to study gun violence and deaths
The President's comments come as Republican leader Mitch McConnell has said his party's first act in the new Senate would be to pass a bill fast-tracking approval of the $8 billion project
Can President-elect Obama or the new Democratic majority Congress change current environmental policies once in office?
Tech-savvy Pres. Barack Obama quickly revamps the chief executive Web site, but finds that when it comes to technology at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, change (such as laptops for his staff) will come more slowly
WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared two hurdles on Friday, setting up a showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama who has raised new questions about the project after more than six years of review.
In his address to the National Academy of Sciences on their 150th anniversary, Pres. Obama expressed his support for the sciences as a fundamental part of American life in today's world
A White House statement says that overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm
The 2 nations announced a largely symbolic plan to implement new limits on carbon emissions, the highlight of a summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which both leaders played down suggestions of differences and rivalry
For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, President Barack Obama's decision to approve Royal Dutch Shell's return to oil and gas exploration off Alaska was seen by many environmentalists as a contradiction.
Find out where the candidates stand on climate change, research, energy, space and more