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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an energy reporter at National Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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Hillary Clinton: I Wanted to Be an Astronaut

July 17, 2015 When she was younger, Hillary Clinton dreamt of being an astronaut. That's what the 2016 Democratic front-runner said during a New Hampshire town hall event on Thursday when asked if she supports space exploration and investment in NASA. "When I was a little girl—I guess I was a teenager by...

Al Gore Is Now Criticizing the Obama Administration's Arctic Drilling Decision

July 16, 2015 President Obama's decision to let Shell drill for oil in Arctic waters feels like a betrayal to many of his environmental allies. Add Al Gore to that list. "I think Arctic drilling is insane," the former vice president-turned-environmental-activist said in an interview with The Guardian in Toronto. "The Deepwater Horizon...

The White House Continues Efforts to Regulate Coal Industry

July 16, 2015 The Obama administration unveiled guidelines on Thursday designed to protect streams from pollution caused by coal mining—a move guaranteed that sparked criticism from the coal industry and congressional Republicans who have long accused the president of waging a "war on coal." The proposed rule strengthens a decades-old regulation that requires...

Here Are The Most Interesting Things We Learned About Pluto This Week From NASA

July 16, 2015 In 2006, several months after New Horizons launched into space, Pluto stopped being a planet. That was according to the world's top astronomers, who said the celestial body failed to meetone of the requirements of being classified as a planet: having enough mass to clear its orbit of other bodies...

What Comes Next After NASA’s Pluto Mission?

July 13, 2015 NASA is about to make history. On Tuesday, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will pull off a major feat when it glides past Pluto, a dwarf planet at the outskirts of our solar system. The mission is expected to dramatically expand the frontiers of space exploration by offering up a never-before-seen...

Can Drones Solve America’s Wildfire Crisis?

July 8, 2015 As a dangerous wildfire season gets underway across America, Congress is frantically searching for ways to stamp out the flames. House Republicans have crafted legislation set to see a vote Thursday that they say will fix budget shortfalls plaguing the U.S. Forest Service and ensure that America's forests are properly...

The White House is Making it Easier to Power Homes With Solar Energy

July 7, 2015 The White House is unveiling a sweeping effort to increase access to solar power—particularly in low-income communities. Administration officials will announce a slate of executive actions and private sector commitments on Tuesday designed to help underserved communities power their homes with solar energy while expanding opportunities for Americans to get...

BP Will Pay $18.7 Billion In Damages to the Government for 2010 Oil Spill

July 2, 2015 Five years after millions of gallons of oil flooded into the Gulf of Mexico, BP has reached a settlement with the federal government and five gulf states to pay a record $18.7 billion in environmental and economic damages caused by the spill. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced the settlement...

The Government Tells You How to Eat Healthy, But Should It Tell You How to Eat Green?

June 25, 2015 Eating less meat is better for the environment. That's the advice doled out by an independent panel of experts earlier this year in a set of recommendations for the next round of federal dietary guidelines. But if House Republicans get their way, that message may never be delivered. A pair...

How Scalia Could Undo a Big Part of Obama’s Environmental Legacy

June 23, 2015 Antonin Scalia could be on the verge of throwing a wrench in President Obama's environmental agenda. The Supreme Court is expected to hand down a verdict as early as Thursday in a legal challenge to regulations curbing toxic air pollution from the nation's fleet of power plants. The Environmental Protection...