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Down To Earth obama archive


FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

Tuesday Video: Obama's victory speech

President Obama gave a confident, optimistic speech that included a call for climate action: We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

The most amazing tar sands film yet

This is it. If you're not sure whether to take action on the Keystone XL pipeline, this could be the video that changes your mind. Tar Sands Action/ Josh Fox from JFOX on Vimeo. This issue has fascinated me for a long time. (Check back...

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011



What remains in the budget

After reading the detailed list of budget cuts to avoid a government shutdown by the House Appropriations Committee it looks like agriculture and food programs got hit extremely hard. In fact, the USDA budget will be cut by $2.6 billion, down from the $108 billion...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Friday Quote: Obama on climate change 

Obama’s State Of The Union speech fell flat, avoiding even a mention of climate change while calling for the doubling of clean energy in America. Instead he said we need to “win the future,” which sounds like the next Matrix sequel that only exists in...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010

Coalition rejects Obama's salmon plan

This came in from Sam Mace at Save Our Wild Salmon and the coalition is calling it "devoid of science and law, salmon and fishing advocates say biological opinion is a bad trick on the people of the Northwest." Read on:A coalition of fishing, business,...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

Friday Quote: Barack Obama 

Rolling Stone: James Hansen, the NASA scientist who is perhaps the most respected authority on global warming, says that climate change is the predominant moral issue of the 21st century, comparable to slavery faced by Lincoln and the response to Nazism faced by Churchill. Do...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Friday Quote - the Ragin Cajun 

On Monday we talked about the new Rolling Stone magazine and the piece by Tim Dickinson titled “The Spill, the Scandal, and the President." Into that article in the actual magazine (not a web feature) was a little feature box with an interview with Louisiana...

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You lose yourself, you reappear

President Obama has been ripped apart from the left and right for his address on the oil spill. Even the Huffington Post had “JUNK SHOT” on the cover of their homepage.But was it really that bad? Not all of it. Check this excerpt: "For decades,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2009

The gift that keeps on giving 

Poor Sen. James "climate change is a hoax" Inhofe. You just make it too easy. Even though Copenhagen is over, there's still some stories that need to be told like when the angry Oklahoman attempted to rustle up some deniers in an effort to hamstring...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009

Tuesday Video

On the same day the Obama administration withdrew a Bush hail mary designed to increase logging in Northwest forests home to northern spotted owls and salmon, we watched a destructive contradiction pass: They approved the sale of timber in a roadless national forest in Alaska,...

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You say you want a revolution...

Members of congress carry around “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” Colleges now require students to read “Fast Food Nation.” Most tellingly, the new Secretary of Agriculture took a jackhammer to a patch of pavement outside his headquarters to create an organic “people’s garden.” With the Obama Administration,...

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