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76 U.S. Nobel Laureates in Science Endorse Obama for President

Article: 76 U.S. Nobel Laureates in Science Endorse Obama for President

WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2008 (ENS) – In an open letter to the American people released Tuesday, 76 American Nobel Laureates in science endorsed Democratic Senator Barack Obama of Illinois for president of the United States. This is the largest number of Nobel prize winners ever to endorse a candidate for office. Presidential candidate Senator…

President Bush Signs Obama's Mercury Export Ban into Law

Article: President Bush Signs Obama's Mercury Export Ban into Law

WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – A bill introduced by Senator Barack Obama that will help protect Americans and people around the world from mercury poisoning by banning the export of elemental mercury from the United States, was signed into law last night by President George W. Bush. Senator Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate,…

Obama and McCain Clash Over Energy, Nuclear, Climate

Article: Obama and McCain Clash Over Energy, Nuclear, Climate

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, October 8, 2008 (ENS) – Energy and environment issues formed a substantial part of last night’s presidential debate between Democratic hopeful Senator Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain. The second of three debates was an informal style Town Hall event held at Belmont University in Nashville, with veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw as…

Vice Presidential Candidates Wrangle Over Energy, Climate Change

Article: Vice Presidential Candidates Wrangle Over Energy, Climate Change

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, October 3, 2008 (ENS) – The vice presidential candidates, Democratic Senator Joe Biden and Republican Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, held their only debate of the election campaign at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on Thursday night. Gwen Ifill of PBS was the debate moderator. Among many other topics, the candidates differed…

Obama and McCain Take 14 Question Science Test

Article: Obama and McCain Take 14 Question Science Test

WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2008 (ENS) – Both presidential candidates say that if they are elected in November, they will fight global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020, using methods that include a cap-and-trade system, but then their positions begin to diverge. Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama of…

Democratic Nominee Obama Vows to Defeat Climate Change

Article: Democratic Nominee Obama Vows to Defeat Climate Change

DENVER, Colorado, August 29, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change has made Senator Barack Obama’s list of “threats of the 21st century” alongside terrorism and nuclear proliferation, poverty, genocide, and disease. Accepting the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night before 75,000 supporters at Denver’s Invesco Field, Obama said he would “build new partnerships” to defeat these…

Democrats' Green Platform Plank, Obama's Green VP Pick

Article: Democrats' Green Platform Plank, Obama's Green VP Pick

DENVER, Colorado, August 25, 2008 (ENS) – At the opening of the Democratic National Convention today, the Democratic Party adopted a new platform that incorporates the energy plan put forward by Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, the presumptive presidential nominee. The plan would implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent…

Obama Wins; Clinton Stands Firm – Both Pledge a Greener America

Article: Obama Wins; Clinton Stands Firm – Both Pledge a Greener America

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, June 4, 2008 (ENS) – The Democratic primary season officially ended Tuesday night as Senator Barack Obama declared victory before a jubilant crowd of some 17,000 at a rally at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. “This is America, this is our moment. This is our time. Our time to…

Will Candidates' Green Talk Lead to Presidential Action?

Article: Will Candidates' Green Talk Lead to Presidential Action?

WASHINGTON, DC, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Millions of Americans will vote in the Super Tuesday primary elections on February 5th, and many will consider the candidates’ shade of green before casting their ballots. From addressing climate change to touting biofuels, the presidential hopefuls promise a wide range of sustainable actions if elected. But which…

Giant Teach-In to Focus the Nation on Global Warming

Article: Giant Teach-In to Focus the Nation on Global Warming

PORTLAND, Oregon, January 29, 2008 (ENS) – Global warming is being explored at more than 1,500 universities, colleges and high schools across the country this week in what organizers are calling the largest teach-in in American history. The problems posed by Earth’s warming climate and the best possible solutions are the subject of classes, seminars,…