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Newsmotion - Energy and Environment http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/32/all en Electric Vehicles Help Drive Climate Action http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/electric-vehicles-help-drive-climate-action <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Electric Vehicles Help Drive Climate Action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/19/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday at the White House, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and I got to see American innovation in action, as Pacific Gas &amp; Electric demonstrated their new plug-in hybrid bucket truck &mdash; a utility vehicle with emissions nearly 80% lower than a conventional truck.</p> <p>Not only does PG&amp;E&rsquo;s plug-in hybrid utility vehicle run cleaner, it provides up to 120 kW of exportable power &mdash; meaning that the trucks can actually be used to shorten or end power outages by plugging their reserves into the grid.</p> <p>This is the kind of innovation we need to take action on climate change &mdash; reducing emissions on the one hand and finding creative ways to boost community resilience on the other.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/19/electric-vehicles-help-drive-climate-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/19/electric-vehicles-help-drive-climate-action" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/19/electric-vehicles-help-drive-climate-a...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= climate Energy and Environment Ernie Moniz John Podesta Lawrence Jackson Official Tom Kuhn Tony Earley United States White House Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:41:00 +0000 feed 353793 at http://newsmotion.org A Toolkit to Help Communities Respond to a Changing Climate http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/toolkit-help-communities-respond-changing-climate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Toolkit to Help Communities Respond to a Changing Climate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 11/17/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s been a big week for the United States&rsquo; efforts on climate change. On November 12, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/12/us-and-china-just-announced-important-new-actions-reduce-carbon-pollution?utm_source=email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=email390-text1&amp;utm_campaign=climate">announced</a> historic actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today, we&rsquo;re announcing important steps that the Administration is taking here at home to help communities respond to and prepare for a changing climate.</p> <p>Today, the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience &ndash; a group of leaders from across the country who are working to boost resilience efforts in their communities &ndash; <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/Press_Releases/November_17_2014">released recommendations</a> on ways in which the federal government can support actions to address the impacts of climate change.</p> <p>In response to early input from the Task Force, the Administration has developed the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a website that provides centralized, authoritative, easy-to-use information, tools, and best practices to help communities prepare for and boost their resilience to the impacts of climate change.</p> <p>You can access the toolkit here: <a href="http://toolkit.climate.gov">toolkit.climate.gov</a></p> <p><a href="http://toolkit.climate.gov"><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/crt_homepage.jpg" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/17/toolkit-help-communities-respond-changing-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/17/toolkit-help-communities-respond-changing-climate" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/17/toolkit-help-communities-respond-chang...</a> </div> </div> </div> China Dr. John P. Holdren Mike Boots Lisa Monaco Energy and Environment John P. Holdren Mike Boots Official United States White House Xi Jinping Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:45:00 +0000 feed 353213 at http://newsmotion.org West Wing Week: 11/14/14 or, "The Future That We See" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/west-wing-week-111414-or-future-we-see <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Wing Week: 11/14/14 or, &quot;The Future That We See&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 11/14/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This week, the President issued a statement on net neutrality, convened both congressional leaders and his Cabinet to discuss the agenda in the years ahead, and dove into an eight-day trip to China, Burma, and Australia to foster deeper relations to countries around the Pacific and open up markets and opportunities for businesses here at home.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/14/west-wing-week-111414-or-future-we-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/14/west-wing-week-111414-or-future-we-see" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/14/west-wing-week-111414-or-future-we-see</a> </div> </div> </div> 2014 Asia-Australia Trip <a href= Adam Garber Australia Australia Beijing China China East Asia Economy Energy and Environment Foreign Policy Inside the White House Myanmar Official The President United States White House Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:02:42 +0000 feed 352184 at http://newsmotion.org #AskDrH: The President's Science Advisor Is Answering Your Questions on Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/askdrh-presidents-science-advisor-answering-your-questions-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> #AskDrH: The President&#039;s Science Advisor Is Answering Your Questions on Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddM_JEaSOPo">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>Got questions about climate change? Ask the President&#39;s science advisor.</p> <p>Dr. John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wants to answer any questions that you have about climate change -- what it means, how bad it actually is, and what we can do to fight it.</p> <p>Starting today, ask Dr. Holdren your questions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine using the hashtag #AskDrH -- and he&#39;ll answer some of them on camera.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/13/askdrh-presidents-science-advisor-answers-your-questions-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/13/askdrh-presidents-science-advisor-answers-your-questions-climate-change" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/13/askdrh-presidents-science-advisor-answ...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= climate David Hudson Energy and Environment John P. Holdren Official White House Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:15:55 +0000 feed 351521 at http://newsmotion.org The U.S. and China Just Announced Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/us-and-china-just-announced-important-new-actions-reduce-carbon-pollution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U.S. and China Just Announced Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/12/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/11.11.14_climate_announcement.jpeg" /></p> <p>Today in Beijing, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping made history by jointly announcing the United States&rsquo; and China&rsquo;s respective targets for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change in the post-2020 period.</p> <p>This announcement is a unique development in the U.S.-China relationship. The world&rsquo;s two largest economies, energy consumers, and carbon emitters are reaching across traditional divides and working together to demonstrate leadership on an issue that affects the entire world.</p> <p>By making this announcement well in advance of the deadline set out in the UNFCCC negotiations, the two leaders demonstrated their commitment to reducing the harmful emissions warming our planet, and urged other world leaders to follow suit in offering strong national targets ahead of next year&rsquo;s final negotiations in Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/us-and-china-just-announced-important-new-actions-reduce-carbon-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/us-and-china-just-announced-important-new-actions-reduce-carbon-pollution" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/11/us-and-china-just-announced-important-...</a> </div> </div> </div> 2014 Asia-Australia Trip Barack Obama Beijing Beijing China China climate Copenhagen Copenhagen; the United States Energy and Environment John Holdren John Podesta John Podesta John Holdren Official paris Paris The President United States White House Xi Jinping Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:30:01 +0000 feed 351530 at http://newsmotion.org Making Plans and Making Progress: How the Federal Government Can Lead by Example http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-federal-government-can-lead-example <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Making Plans and Making Progress: How the Federal Government Can Lead by Example </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/31/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><img height="260" src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/image/version3_social_1.jpg" width="520" /></p> <p class="p1">Five years ago this month, President Obama signed his&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-signs-an-Executive-Order-Focused-on-Federal-Leadership-in-Environmental-Energy-and-Economic-Performance">Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance</a>, setting new energy, climate, and environmental targets for federal agencies. The targets are aggressive, but under the President&rsquo;s leadership, agencies have made significant progress in cutting carbon pollution, improving energy efficiency, and preparing for the impacts of climate change.</p> <p class="p1">Through this initiative, federal agencies have already reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent &ndash;&nbsp;that&rsquo;s the equivalent of taking 1.8 million cars off the road. And today, more than 9 percent of our energy comes from renewable sources, on our way to meeting a goal of 20 percent by 2020. We&rsquo;ve also cut our potable water use by 19 percent, enough water to fill nearly 49,000 Olympic swimming pools.</p> <p class="p1">This progress means we&rsquo;re on track to meet the President&rsquo;s goals. But with more than 360,000 buildings, 650,000 fleet vehicles, and $460 billion in annual purchasing power, the federal government is the largest energy consumer in the U.S. economy, so we can&rsquo;t rest here.</p> <p class="p1">That&rsquo;s why, today, to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Executive Order, <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/Press_Releases/_October_31_2014">federal agencies released new plans</a> for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather, and temperature extremes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-federal-government-can-lead-example" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-federal-government-can-lead-example" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/31/making-plans-and-making-progress-how-f...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Boston climate Energy and Environment GreenGov Mike Boots Official United States Washington D.C. White House Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:52:41 +0000 feed 346272 at http://newsmotion.org ENERGY STAR Day: The Power of the Little Blue Label http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-label <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ENERGY STAR Day: The Power of the Little Blue Label </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 10/28/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. note: This is cross-posted on EPA Connect, the official blog of EPA&#39;s leadership. <a href="http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2014/10/energy-star-day-the-power-of-the-little-blue-label/">See the original post here.</a></p> <p></p> <p class="rteright"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du1TH42V8IM">Watch on YouTube</a></p> <p>Let&rsquo;s start with a few numbers:</p> <p>$300 billion in savings. That&rsquo;s how much consumers and businesses have saved on utility bills in the last 22 years because of the ENERGY STAR program.</p> <p>Two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided, or the equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 420 million cars, over the last 22 years. Thanks to our little blue ENERGY STAR label, folks are doing their part to reduce their greenhouse emissions and combat climate change.</p> <p>Since President Obama took office, ENERGY STAR has helped American consumers and businesses save over one billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and approximately $110 billion on their utility bills.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s one powerful little label.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-label" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-label" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/28/energy-star-day-power-little-blue-labe...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= climate Connect Denver Energy and Environment Gina McCarthy Maryland Official Phoenix White House Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:56:55 +0000 feed 345172 at http://newsmotion.org What USDA Did This Week to Help Rural America: http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-usda-did-week-help-rural-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What USDA Did This Week to Help Rural America: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This post is the first in a new series that will highlight the work happening across the President&#39;s cabinet on any given week. Check back each week -- we guarantee you&#39;ll learn something that surprises you.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/keepingup_blogheader.jpg" /></p> <p>Those of us who call rural America home know that there&rsquo;s more to the rural economy than just farms and ranches. From bio-based products to rural manufacturing, the potential to grow and make innovative products in rural America is limitless. Most rural businesses are small ones -- and they support one in three jobs in rural America. Our loans and grants are helping those businesses thrive -- supporting reliable services like water, housing and broadband to make these same communities attract and retain a talented workforce. Collectively, these investments support the businesses and families that call America&rsquo;s rural areas &ldquo;home.&rdquo; That&#39;s because we know that the better we equip those communities with the resources they need to succeed, the stronger our entire country&#39;s economy will be as a result.</p> <p>I&#39;m proud to report that the Department of Agriculture did several really important things to help rural communities across the country this week. Here&#39;s a run down on what we&#39;ve been up to. Take a look, and if you learned something new -- pass it on.</p> <p>Want to stay up to date with USDA? <a href="https://twitter.com/USDA">Follow along with us on Twitter at @USDA</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/24/keeping-cabinet-what-usda-did-week-help-rural-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/24/keeping-cabinet-what-usda-did-week-help-rural-america" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/24/keeping-cabinet-what-usda-did-week-hel...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alaska Central Oregon Chickaloon eastern Oregon Economy Energy and Environment Jobs manufacturing Minnesota Northwest Official Oregon Pierz Rural Small Business Tom Vilsack White House Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:09:22 +0000 feed 343718 at http://newsmotion.org The Department of Defense Must Plan for the National Security Implications of Climate Change http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/department-defense-must-plan-national-security-implications-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Department of Defense Must Plan for the National Security Implications of Climate Change </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/13/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country. That requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies.</p> <p>Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change. Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe.</p> <p>In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a &ldquo;threat multiplier&rdquo; because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today &ndash; from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts.</p> <p>A changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions. The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities, and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the face of more frequent and more intense natural disasters. Our coastal installations are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased flooding, while droughts, wildfires, and more extreme temperatures could threaten many of our training activities. Our supply chains could be impacted, and we will need to ensure our critical equipment works under more extreme weather conditions. Weather has always affected military operations, and as the climate changes, the way we execute operations may be altered or constrained.</p> <p>While scientists are converging toward consensus on future climate projections, uncertainty remains. But this cannot be an excuse for delaying action. Every day, our military deals with global uncertainty. Our planners know that, as military strategist Carl von Clausewitz wrote, &ldquo;all action must, to a certain extent, be planned in a mere twilight.&rdquo;</p> <p>It is in this context that today I am releasing <a href="http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf">DoD&rsquo;s Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap</a>. Climate change is a long-term trend, but with wise planning and risk mitigation now, we can reduce adverse impacts downrange.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/13/climate-change-issue-national-security</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Asia-Pacific Carl von Clausewitz Chuck Hagel Defense Energy and Environment Official Peru United States Virginia White House Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:30:39 +0000 feed 338986 at http://newsmotion.org "The Geography of Hope": President Obama Designates the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/geography-hope-president-obama-designates-san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The Geography of Hope&quot;: President Obama Designates the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/_g1a7721.jpg?itok=ZNVr56mY" alt="President Obama walks onstage at Bonelli Regional Park to announce the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument" title="President Obama walks onstage at Bonelli Regional Park to announce the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument" width="430" height="281" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama walks onstage at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, Calif., where he announced the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Oct. 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p></p> <p>&quot;We are blessed to have the most beautiful landscapes in the world.&nbsp; We have a responsibility to be good stewards of them for future generations.&quot;</p> <p class="rteright">-- President Obama, October 10, 2014</p> <p>It is our moral obligation to protect America&#39;s most beautiful lands for the next generation. Today, President Obama officially ensured that the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument will join a vast landscape of natural treasures, as part of what writer Wallace Stegner once called &quot;the geography of hope.&quot;</p> <p>Speaking in the Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, California, the President said:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>It&rsquo;s not just the natural beauty of the San Gabriels that makes it invaluable. Within these hills lies millennia of history, including the ancient rock art of Native peoples -- the first Americans. And just as this region teaches us about our past, it has always offered us a window into the future. It was here at the Mount Wilson Observatory that Edwin P. Hubble showed the universe to be ever-expanding, and it&#39;s where astronomers still explore the mysteries of space.&nbsp;I can think of no better way to honor our past and protect our future than by preserving the San Gabriel Mountains.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/geography-hope-president-obama-designates-san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/geography-hope-president-obama-designates-san-gabriel-mountains-national-monument" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/geography-hope-president-obama-designa...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama California California Edwin P. Hubble Energy and Environment Official Pete Souza San Dimas Tanya Somanader The President Theodore Roosevelt Wallace Stegner White House Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:37:10 +0000 feed 338475 at http://newsmotion.org