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Sep

Close encounters of the presidential kindChuck Leavell, co-founder of MNN and keyboard player with the Rolling Stones, recounts his brush with the president while attending the climate summit at the United Nations.

Close encounters of the presidential kind
Chuck Leavell, co-founder of MNN and keyboard player with the Rolling Stones, recounts his brush with the president while attending the climate summit at the United Nations.

25

Sep

Obama hangs ‘no fishing’ sign on huge ocean sanctuaryThe U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii by 500 percent, creating ‘the largest marine reserve in the world that is completely off limits to commercial resource extraction,’ including fishing.

Obama hangs ‘no fishing’ sign on huge ocean sanctuary
The U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii by 500 percent, creating ‘the largest marine reserve in the world that is completely off limits to commercial resource extraction,’ including fishing.

23

Jun

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterfliesThe president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.

Obama launches plan to save the bees and butterflies
The president steps up efforts to protect the pollinators — and their $24 billion contribution to the U.S. economy.

18

Jun

Obama proposes Earth’s largest marine sanctuaryCovering more than 500 million acres of ocean, the expanded marine sanctuary would be four times larger than California. It could also help nurture the region’s ongoing boom in nature preservation.

Obama proposes Earth’s largest marine sanctuary
Covering more than 500 million acres of ocean, the expanded marine sanctuary would be four times larger than California. It could also help nurture the region’s ongoing boom in nature preservation.

04

Jun

Curbing coal is inevitable (forget the political rhetoric)President Obama’s power plant plan has gotten plenty of blowback from coal-state politicians, but it’s popular with Americans. Besides, market forces are killing coal, anyway.

Curbing coal is inevitable (forget the political rhetoric)
President Obama’s power plant plan has gotten plenty of blowback from coal-state politicians, but it’s popular with Americans. Besides, market forces are killing coal, anyway.

12

Mar

Obama protects ‘gateway’ to California coastal islandsThe 1,600-acre Point Arena-Stornetta nature preserve is an onshore portal for the California Coastal National Monument, a string of 20,000 reefs, rocks and islands spanning the state’s coast.

Obama protects ‘gateway’ to California coastal islands
The 1,600-acre Point Arena-Stornetta nature preserve is an onshore portal for the California Coastal National Monument, a string of 20,000 reefs, rocks and islands spanning the state’s coast.

05

Feb

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communitiesThe seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

President Obama unveils ‘climate hubs’ to help farmers and rural communities
The seven regional hubs will provide scientific information about climate change, drought, flood, fire and pests.

18

Dec

Did Harry Potter help Obama get elected?A new book argues that the Potter series’ moral lessons helped young voters identify with Democrats and cast their votes for Obama.

Did Harry Potter help Obama get elected?
A new book argues that the Potter series’ moral lessons helped young voters identify with Democrats and cast their votes for Obama.

25

Nov

Momentum builds for Obama’s brain initiativeThe collaborative project is still mapping out goals, but it intends to better understand the brain’s structure and function.

Momentum builds for Obama’s brain initiative
The collaborative project is still mapping out goals, but it intends to better understand the brain’s structure and function.

23

Aug

Obama administration comes out against breed-specific legislationThe president responded to a petition to ban such laws, stating that ‘research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective.’

Obama administration comes out against breed-specific legislation
The president responded to a petition to ban such laws, stating that ‘research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective.’