IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions continue to accelerate

Thursday, April 17, 2014
SOURCE: ipcc.ch via YouTube.com

A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this month found that greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated between 2000 and 2010, rising to an unprecedented level. 

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Timeline of General Motors ignition switch recall

Monday, April 14, 2014

February 2002:  GM approved the production of the (now-recalled) ignition switch even though a dozen performance tests conducted by Delphi Automotive, the parts manufacturer, showed that “the switch…

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PG&E faces criminal charges over 2010 San Bruno gas explosion

Monday, April 7, 2014
SOURCE: PG&E via Facebook

A federal grand jury last week indicted PG&E, a northern California utility company, on criminal charges related to the deadly 2010 gas explosion in San Bruno. 

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USDA: Retailers & consumers waste 133 billion pounds of food in 2010

Monday, March 24, 2014
WTF Food Waste hp 3.24.14

American retailers and consumers wasted 31% or 133 billion pounds of food in 2010, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

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Putin: “Crimea has always been an inseparable part of Russia”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
SOURCE: kremlin.ru

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday signed a treaty to annex Crimea – a move that the United States and European Union stressed violates international law and Ukraine’s sovereignty. 

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Transcript: President Obama’s remarks on Iran in the 2014 State of the Union

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Partial transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks on Iran in the 2014 State of the Union on Jan. 28, 2014:

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Transcript: President Obama’s remarks on energy in the 2014 State of the Union

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Partial transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks on energy in the 2014 State of the Union on Jan. 28, 2014:

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Transcript: CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 state of the state address – Part III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Part III – Partial transcript of Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D-California) 2014 state of the state address on Jan. 22, 2014:

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Transcript: CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 state of the state address – Part II

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Part II – Partial transcript of Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D-California) 2014 state of the state address on Jan. 22, 2014:

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Excerpts from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu’s letter on the impacts of sequestration

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee dated Feb. 1, 2013:

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