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27
Mar
15

Making The Environment Safer For All. Thanks, President Obama

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President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order, titled “Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade,” which will cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels, in the Oval Office. Behind President Obama are senior advisor Brian Dreese and Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy Kate Brandt

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White House: Leading by Example On Climate Change: Our New Federal Sustainability Plan

Late last year, in an historic joint announcement with China, President Obama set an ambitious goal for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change – a clear sign that the United States’ commitment to leadership on climate change at home and abroad is stronger than ever. In the latest effort to continue that push, this morning, President Obama signed an executive order that will help us stay on track to meet the new target pledged in China and ensure that the federal government leads by example as the United States moves boldly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while boosting clean energy. This new sustainability plan for the next decade directs federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025.

That means big cuts to the dangerous emissions driving climate change – and also big savings. In addition to 21 million metric tons of emission reductions – the same as taking 4.2 million cars of the road for a year — achieving this goal will save taxpayers up to $18 billion in avoided energy costs between 2008 and 2025. Today’s action builds off of the strong progress the federal government has made over the past six years. Already, federal agencies have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent since the President took office, and increased the share of electricity consumed from renewable sources from 3 percent to 9 percent in 2013. Agencies have also made progress on a number of other fronts, like reducing water use by 19 percent since 2007. But there is much more work to do – and that’s what today’s announcement is all about.

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President Barack Obama is given a tour of solar panels on the roof of the Department of Energy (DOE). With President Obama (L-R) are DOE HQ Energy Manager Eric Haukdal, DOE Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood and Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy Kate Brandt

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting at the Energy Department

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Michele Richinick: Obama Orders Cuts To Government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In his ongoing effort to combat climate change both at home and abroad, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Thursday to reduce the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40%. Although the government contributes only a small percentage of total emissions, the cuts are expected to keep 26 million metric tons of greenhouse gases out of the air by 2025 – equal to taking about 5.5 million cars off the road for a year. The order also directs the government, which is the single largest U.S. consumer of energy, to increase its use of renewable energy to 30% of its consumption, giving a further boost to green industries.  The executive order comes just days after an international team of scientists reported that the Totten Glacier of East Antarctica –

the largest and most rapidly thinning glacier in the region – is shrinking because of warm ocean water developing beneath it. The process could have “global consequences,” including rising sea level by at least 11 feet, the researchers wrote Monday in Nature Geoscience. On Thursday morning, Obama toured an installation of solar panels at the Energy Department’s headquarters and discussed the new emissions targets with federal suppliers, part of a larger effort to lead by example on the climate change issue. In November, Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement on a climate deal to reduce carbon emissions and tackle the growing crisis of global climate change. The pact includes a first-ever commitment by the Asian country to stop its emissions from increasing entirely after 2030.

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23
Mar
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama announces more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of STEM fields. This year’s White House Science Fair is focused on diversity.

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President Barack Obama laughs as Stephanie Bullock, 15, of Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, far right, explains her team’s rocket design during the President’s tour of the White House Science Fair. With Bullock are Maria Haywood, 12, and Shimeeka Stanley, 14

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President Barack Obama poses with six-year-old Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Okla. during the White House Science Fair. The Girl Scouts, including, Emily Bergenroth, Alicia Cutter, Karissa Cheng, Addy O’Neal, and Emery Dodson, used Lego pieces and designed a battery-powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis

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Sahil Doshi, 14, of Pittsburgh shows his carbon-dioxide powered battery idea to President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama tries out a wheelchair with a design modification that makes wheelchair movements easier by Kaitlin Reed, 16, of Dover, Mass., next to Mohammed Sayed, 16, of Cambridge, Mass., who is originally from Afghanistan, and designed a 3D-printed modular arm. Obama will announce more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of those fields, known as STEM. This year’s fair is focused on diversity.

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Harry Paul, 18, of Port Washington, N.Y., shows President Barack Obama his “growing spine implant” that helps in the treatment of scoliosis

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Obama deadpans a remark to reporters about how impressed he is by the work of Gupta as Obama plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama deadpans a remark to reporters about how impressed he is by the work of Anvita Gupta, 17, from Scottsdale, Arizona, about developing a computer algorithm to assess drugs’ effectiveness in the fight against Ebola, Cancer, and Tuberculosis

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President Barack Obama looks at the invention of Sergio Corral and Isela Martinez from Phoenix, Arizona, leaders of the robotics program from Carl Hayden High School

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Tiye Garrett-Mills, of Denver, Colorado, shows President Barack Obama her technique for scanning leaf structures

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Cruz smiles as Obama mentions him in his remarks at the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

Victor Cruz of the NFL’s New York Giants smiles as President Barack Obama mentions him in his remarks

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President Barack Obama reacts while listening attentively to Nikhil Behari, 14, from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, who is designing a biometric security system for computers to help identify a user by their typing style

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Nye acknowledges applause as Obama mentions him in his remarks at the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ acknowledges applause as U.S. President Barack Obama mentions him in his remarks

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Obama speaks with Sonsteby and Peifer about their invention, as he plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks with Kristian Sonsteby and Corine Peifer of Pennsylvania, about their invention of a power generator which stores energy created by the natural motion of a floating dock moving up and down with a lake’s natural currents

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Obama speaks with Pandya about her nanotechnology project as Obama plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks with Ruchi Pandya from San Jose, California, about her nanotechnology project to test biological samples

Obama reacts to a group of six-year-old Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who made a battery-powered page turner, as he plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

Students laugh at a joke by Obama as he delivers remarks for the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House

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President Barack Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in National Harbor, Md. SelectUSA, created in 2011, is the first-ever federal effort to bring job-creating investment to the United States, promoting the United States as the world’s premier business location, and providing easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment

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Obama pauses during remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in National Harbor, Maryland

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11
Mar
15

The First Lady Celebrates Nowruz at the White House

04
Mar
15

GOP? Don’t Play Chess With The Master

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 President Barack Obama signs H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015. The president signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year.

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03
Mar
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announce a new government-wide coordinated strategy to help millions of girls around the world attend and stay school called “Let Girls Learn” in the East Room of the White House. Saying that she will focus on this program beyond her time in the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama will soon travel to Japan and Cambodia to promote the new initiative.

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White House: Working Together To Open The Doors Of Education For Girls Around The World

To educate a girl is to build a healthier family, a stronger community, and a brighter future. Unfortunately today, 62 million girls around the world are not in school. Half of them are adolescents. We know that countries with more girls in secondary school tend to have lower maternal mortality rates, lower infant mortality rates, lower rates of HIV/AIDS, and better child nutrition. But too often, a girl who could change her world for the better is locked out of that future by the circumstances of her birth or the customs of her community. We know that a girl with an education can shape her own destiny, lift up her family, and transform her community.

That is why President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be championing our efforts to help adolescent girls around the globe attend and complete school through the Let Girls Learn initiative, which will build upon the public engagement campaign the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched last summer. Let Girls Learn is a government-wide effort that will leverage the investments we have made and success we have achieved in global primary school, and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education. A key part of Let Girls Learn will be to encourage and support community-led solutions to reduce barriers that prevent adolescent girls from completing their education.

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President Barack Obama embraces Peace Corps volunteer Charlene Espinoza

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First Lady Michelle Obama playfully takes a bow as she is introduced by President Barack Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama playfully gestures as President Barack Obama makes a joke

First lady Michelle Obama smiles at U.S. President Barack Obama during the announcement of the  "Let Girls Learn" initiative at the White House in Washington

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President Barack Obama makes a statement after meeting with the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US Army General Martin Dempsey in the Oval Office. President Obama gave remarks on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address given during a joint meeting of the United States Congress.

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