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A More Modern, Effective, and Efficient Federal Infrastructure Permitting Process
We’re releasing new guidance to make the Federal infrastructure permitting process faster, leaner, and more effective for the American people.
January 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM ET by
Federal Government Exceeds Goal for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments
Today, we are announcing that the President’s Performance Contracting Goal has been exceeded, which will reduce energy spending by $8 billion over the next 18 years.
December 28, 2016 at 10:28 AM ET by
Celebrating Every Kid in a Park
As we look forward to five more years of Every Kid in a Park, 4th graders and their teachers are sharing where their free passes to the outdoors brought them.
December 15, 2016 at 10:07 AM ET by
A big step in the fight against illegal fishing
Today, building on United States’ global leadership in sustainable seafood, the Obama Administration is taking a big step in the global fight against illegal fishing.
December 8, 2016 at 12:22 PM ET by
The Nation’s First Ocean Plans
Today, the National Ocean Council is releasing the Nation’s first ocean plans—a historic collaboration among states, tribes, Federal agencies, and ocean stakeholders.
December 7, 2016 at 9:02 AM ET by
John P. Holdren
Using Data to Build a Sustainable Water Future
Today, we’re announcing a Water Data Challenge to help address California’s water issues through information technology.
October 28, 2016 at 1:22 PM ET by
Taking Action to Protect the Puget Sound Watershed
Today, we're announcing new steps to protect and restore the Puget Sound watershed.
October 18, 2016 at 10:45 AM ET by
Investing in America’s Clean Energy Future
Five federal agencies announce new actions that set a course for future climate resilience and water and energy efficiency savings, while saving taxpayer dollars.
October 4, 2016 at 10:15 PM ET by
Introducing Green ✓
Today, we’re launching a new tool to further drive sustainable purchasing and strengthen environmental stewardship requirements in Government acquisitions.
September 7, 2016 at 4:46 PM ET by Anne Rung, Christine Harada
Clean Energy in a Revitalized Spartanburg
The first Clean Energy Savings for All Summit highlights the Arkwright Solar Farm as a crowning achievement of the revitalization efforts in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
August 31, 2016 at 4:05 PM ET by
Email from Cheyenne: Find your park this week!
Cheyenne, a rising fifth grader from Maryland, writes about the upcoming National Park Centennial.
August 22, 2016 at 4:14 PM ET by
Watch Live as NOAA Explores Never-Before-Seen Areas of the Pacific Ocean
Scientists aboard NOAA's Ship Okeanos Explorer are exploring never-before-seen areas of Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
August 11, 2016 at 3:22 PM ET by Dr. Alan Leonardi and Samantha Brooke
Getting smart about how we finance disaster resilience
Today, the White House highlighted innovative ways that states, local communities, and the private sector are investing in disaster resilience.
August 3, 2016 at 1:32 PM ET by Jainey Bavishi, Alice C. Hill & Dr. Tamara Dickinson
Mr. President Goes to Yosemite
“Here at Yosemite we connect not just with our own spirit, but with something greater.”
June 21, 2016 at 4:10 PM ET by
Community Development Financial Institutions Finding Innovative Ways to Build Climate Resilience
CDFIs are finding innovative ways to help build climate resilience in low-income communities across the country.
May 26, 2016 at 10:32 AM ET by
, Annie Donovan
Northeast Releases the Nation’s First Draft Regional Marine Plan
Today, the Northeast Regional Planning Body released a draft of the Nation’s first regional marine plan for public comment.
May 25, 2016 at 12:12 PM ET by Beth Kerttula
Making Federal Acquisitions Climate-Smart
Today, the Administration proposed a rule that would drive greater disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions & climate-related risk data among the Government’s supply chain.
May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by
, and Anne Rung
Building Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry
We’re building on our progress for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production and the land sector.
May 12, 2016 at 5:24 PM ET by
Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity
Help us identify Champions who are enabling low-income and underserved communities to prepare for, adapt to, and thrive in the face of climate change.
April 20, 2016 at 10:31 AM ET by
Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future
Today, as part of World Water Day, the White House is hosting a Water Summit to catalyze ideas and actions to build a sustainable water future in the United States.
March 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by Hannah Safford
5 Ways President Obama is Protecting Wildlife Around the World
In celebration of World Wildlife Day, here are five ways that President Obama is stepping up to protect wildlife around the world.
March 3, 2016 at 3:03 PM ET by
Weekly Address: Doubling Our Clean Energy Funding to Address the Challenge of Climate Change
In this week’s address, the President discussed how the most ambitious climate agreement in history is advancing the latest technologies in clean power.
February 6, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by Melanie Garunay
Building Climate Resilience Across the Nation
The first ever group of Resilience AmeriCorps members began training & 10 additional communities were invited to participate in Climate Action Champion activities.
January 14, 2016 at 10:15 AM ET by
10 Things You Should Know About President Obama’s Actions to Protect Our Land, Water and Wildlife
Here are ten things you should know about President Obama’s actions to protect our land, water and wildlife to kick off 2016!
January 8, 2016 at 10:07 AM ET by
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What You Need to Know About How President Obama is Fighting Climate Change
Earlier this month in Paris, the world came together to announce the most ambitious global agreement ever to combat climate change. Watch a message from the President.
December 22, 2015 at 1:58 PM ET by
Pay for Success: New Resources for Better Conservation Outcomes
This week, the Administration announced new efforts to focus on the long-term problem of water scarcity.
December 17, 2015 at 4:07 PM ET by
A Big Win for Clean Energy and Climate Change
New legislation would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 200 million metric tons in 2020 alone, providing momentum towards our 2025 target.
December 17, 2015 at 12:50 PM ET by
Changing the Game on Water Supply
Thanks to American innovation, solutions to water resource challenges are within reach.
December 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET by
Innovative Financing for Clean Energy Technologies
First global Green Bank Network was announced today along with a report examining innovative financing mechanisms adopted by states to spur investments in clean energy.
December 7, 2015 at 3:28 PM ET by Melanie A. Kenderdine
Enhancing America’s Natural Resources to Reduce the Impacts of Climate Change
New report highlights the comprehensive approach across agencies to reduce land sector emissions and protect our natural resources against the impacts of climate change.
December 2, 2015 at 9:44 AM ET by
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