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Posts on America’s work on and co-operation with the UK on climate change, renewable energy, nuclear energy, science, technology cooperation, space, aviation and medicine.

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U.S. Debuts New Methane Rules

Methane is sometimes the forgotten greenhouse gas, as people talk about carbon footprints and melting glaciers. Methane does contribute to global warming, and on August 18th a report showed an unexpected increase of 18% of U.S. methane emissions. We are acting, though. The same day the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed cutting methane emissions, in…

Staying Frosty on Climate Change

Obama and Kerry to Meet with Arctic Leaders at GLACIER Conference on Climate Change When it comes to seeing how climate change impacts the Arctic, the United States is at the frontline.  On August 31, President Obama will address the incredibly acronym’d GLACIER (Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience) Conference in Alaska. Hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S. Department of State, this conference will bring together the concerned eight Arctic nations and those, like the UK, interested in preserving the environment, as well as private sector representatives, and intergovernmental bodies to discuss…

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Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” the First of Its Kind

UPDATE- President Obama has announced his plan, giving more details on the specifics. By 2030, the plan will save the average American family $85/year on energy bills; it will save enough energy to power 30 million homes and will save consumers $155 billion. The plan also protects the health of American families. In 2030 it will prevent up…

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image presents the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way.

Hubble Peers into the Most Crowded Place in the Milky Way

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image presents the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way. It is located about 25,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer), close to the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is, like its neighbor the Quintuplet Cluster, a fairly young…

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World Oceans Day 2015!

President Obama declared June 2015 as National Ocean Month! How will you celebrate? Going to the beach? Want to help the environment? There’s an app for that! Help track and clean up marine debris in your part of the world! It takes just a few seconds to report marine debris at goo.gl/6NZVhI. Another simple way…

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West Africa Ebola Fact Sheet #33

We are very pleased that Liberia has been declared Ebola free, and Sierra Leone and Guinea have about ten cases the last few weeks.  The United States, along with partners such as the UK, have put a huge amount of work into containing and eliminating Ebola.  Indeed, the United States has contributed $1.69 billion in…