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Day of Service Touches Hearts Across America

Day of Service Touches Hearts Across America

WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2009 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of people participated in more than 11,000 service events across the country today to honor President-elect Barack Obama’s request to Americans of all ages to help fellow citizens in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and of his inauguration as the 44th President…

Obama-Biden Inaugural Features Two Green Celebrations

Obama-Biden Inaugural Features Two Green Celebrations

WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2009 (ENS) – In honor of President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden, millions of people are heading to the nation’s capital to celebrate the inauguration set for January 20. First up, and greenest, the Green Inaugural Ball: Maximum Celebration, Minimal Impact, on Saturday at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium…

Obama Vows Dramatic Action Towards a Greener Economy

Obama Vows Dramatic Action Towards a Greener Economy

FAIRFAX, Virginia, January 8, 2009 (ENS) – President-elect Barack Obama today pledged to quickly implement a plan that will save or create three million jobs by doubling the production of alternative energy; weatherizing 75 percent of federal buildings and two million American homes; and investing in new infrastructure, science, research, and technology. In a speech…

Obama Would 'Save the Planet' By Repowering America

Obama Would 'Save the Planet' By Repowering America

CHICAGO, Illinois, December 10, 2008 (ENS) – President-elect Barack Obama signaled that he is ready to tackle the climate crisis immediately upon taking office, following a meeting Tuesday with former Vice President Al Gore and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. “All three of us are in agreement that the time for delay is over, the time…

High Environmental Hopes Riding on Obama's Green Promises

High Environmental Hopes Riding on Obama's Green Promises

WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2008 (ENS) – Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama and his team with messages of hope and pledges of support rolled in today from environmental and sustainable business groups across the political spectrum. The Sierra Club said in a statement, “If the Obama administration is as smartly, deliberately, and thoughtfully run as…

Back on the Map: Africa

Back on the Map: Africa

Africa. Most of us know little about it. Even some important political figures [www.huffingtonpost.com] in this country don’t even know it’s a continent. I remember an assignment my freshman history teacher at Berkeley High gave us that demonstrated to me how ignorant so many of us, even in the “enlightened” town of Berkeley, were about…

The Real-Life Entourage

The Real-Life Entourage

Top Hollywood talent agent and inspiration for Jeremy Piven’s character, Ari Gold, in the HBO series, Entourage, Ari Emanual, will no longer need big development deals to have his influence on the country’s most popular narrative. Emanual’s brother, Rahm Emanual, is going to be President-elect Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff. This will make the two…

President-elect Obama Faces Challenge of a "Planet in Peril"

President-elect Obama Faces Challenge of a "Planet in Peril"

WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2008 (ENS) – In a landslide, Americans Tuesday elected Barack Obama as the first African-American president in the nation’s history. The Democratic senator from Illinois won 338 electoral college votes – far beyond the 270 needed to win election to the White House. With 81% of all precincts nationwide reporting, votes…