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Climate strife and political life

Joe Aldy, former adviser to Barack Obama for energy and environment, assesses the state of US climate legislation.

February 22, 2011

World view: Politicize me

Barack Obama is finding that sometimes politics needs to put science in its place, says Daniel Sarewitz.

September 1, 2010

Obama to Pledge $3 Billion for International "Green" Fund

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.

November 14, 2014

Obama Pledges to Address Climate, Energy

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

January 21, 2013

Science and the U.S. Election

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

October 13, 2008
Obama and Putin Agree to Seek End of War

Obama and Putin Agree to Seek End of War

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.

April 1, 2014 — John Horgan

Obama Notes Blocks of Gun Violence Research

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. 

January 5, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Bill Nye’s Open Letter to Barack Obama

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.

December 5, 2013 — Joanne Manaster

Here's Why Obama Is Approving Arctic Drilling Again

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.

April 1, 2015

Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Hurdles, Washington Showdown Looms

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.

January 9, 2015

Obama Praises Mars Rovers, U.S. Science in Speech

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

April 29, 2013 — Miriam Kramer and