U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change

U.S. Businesses Lead the Way in the Fight Against Climate Change Op-Ed by U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco Jane D.  Hartley, the Huffington Post, November 4, 2016 If markets and businesses thrive on certainty, as the old adage goes, then they should be pleased with the latest developments on fighting climate change. For it ...
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What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

It could have taken years. But after more than 190 countries signed the historic Paris climate agreement  in December 2015, bringing the accord into force took months. On October 5, enough countries had formally ratified the accord for the Paris agreement to go into effect. President Obama hailed the achievement, saying “ The world meets the moment. ” Does that mean the world is safe from the intense droughts, ...
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France joined the Safe Ocean Network to stop illegal fishing

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2016   The Safe Ocean Network, an initiative U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry first announced at the second Our Ocean Conference in 2015, seeks to build a global community to strengthen all aspects of the fight against illegal fishing including detection, enforcement, and prosecution. ...
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Sanctuaries save the creatures of the sea

The science is clear. Diminished, depleted stocks of fish and other marine life  can recover in a protected habitat. That’s why creating additional protected areas is a priority for nations participating in Our Ocean, One Future , a conference to be hosted by the U.S. Department of State from September 15 to 16. U.S. marine sanctuaries protect natural and cultural features ...
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They did it! Pilots complete their flight around the world in a solar plane

Solar Impulse 2, an aircraft powered only by the sun’s rays, touched down in Abu Dhabi on July 26 to complete its history-making flight around the world. After landing the plane, pilot Bertrand Piccard was greeted outside the cockpit by his Solar Impulse partner and fellow Swiss pilot André Borschberg. They hugged and pumped their fists in ...
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Obama and Modi: Partners in climate

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have forged a special relationship since their first meeting in 2014 — one that includes a particular interest in clean energy and  climate change . That bond was on display when Obama hosted the prime minister of the world’s largest democracy at the White House on June 7. The meeting is ...
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