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Election 2008: The Losers

Article: Election 2008: The Losers

As the political season comes to a close and we turn our attentions back to our neglected jobs, friends, spouses and significant others, we thought we’d take the time to look back at some of the winners and losers of the 2008 election. So without further ado, and because we don’t want to keep them…

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

Article: 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…

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…

Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Listed as Endangered Over Palin Protests

Article: Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Listed as Endangered Over Palin Protests

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, October 18, 2008 (ENS) – The Cook Inlet beluga whale population near Anchorage is in danger of extinction, and has been listed as an endangered species, federal fisheries regulators announced Friday. “In spite of protections already in place, Cook Inlet beluga whales are not recovering,” said James Balsiger, acting assistant administrator for the…

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…

McCain Outlines His Plan to Confront Climate Change

Article: McCain Outlines His Plan to Confront Climate Change

PORTLAND, Oregon, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Senator John McCain of Arizona today offered his plan to combat global warming. Speaking at the Vestas wind turbine factory in Portland, McCain said what America needs is market-based cap and trade system to curb greenhouse gas emissions, mobilize innovative technologies, and strengthen the economy.…

McCain Scores Zero on 2007 Environmental Voting Record

Article: McCain Scores Zero on 2007 Environmental Voting Record

WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – In the 2007 National Environmental Scorecard released today by the League of Conservation Voters, Republican presidential hopeful Senator John McCain received a score of zero. The Scorecard is an annual measure of lawmakers’ votes on environmental issues. McCain, an Arizona Republican, scored 0 percent in 2007 due to…