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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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Dietary Panel: Eating Less Meat is Better for the Environment

February 20, 2015 If you want to help save the planet, eat less meat. That's the conclusion of freshly-minted federal recommendations that could radically alter the way Americans eat. "A diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is ...

White House: Climate Change Threatens More Americans Than Terrorism

February 10, 2015 White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that President Obama believes that climate change affects far more Americans than terrorism does. "There are many more people on an annual basis who have to confront ... the direct impact on their lives of climate change or on the spread ...

Obama Administration: Climate Change Is ‘An Urgent and Growing Threat’ to National Security

February 6, 2015 The White House highlighted climate change as a major risk to Americans at home and abroad on Friday with the release of its latest national security strategy. "Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic ...

Should Red Meat Warnings Include Damage to the Environment?

February 4, 2015 There's a real food fight happening in Washington. Green groups want the government to tell Americans that eating less meat benefits the earth. And environmentalists are lobbying to add what amounts to a climate-change warning to federal dietary guidelines. But while a multiagency advisory panel has given activists reason for ...

Gov. Cuomo Blames Northeast Snowstorm on ‘Changing Climate’

January 26, 2015 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that "the changing climate" is responsible for extreme weather events like the snowstorm set to hit the northeastern U.S. this week. "You're getting a repeat pattern of these extreme weather situations, whether it's Hurricane Sandy or seven feet of snow, and that's ...

State Department Official Wants 'Frozen' to Teach Kids About Climate Change

January 23, 2015 A high-ranking State Department official wants to enlist Princess Elsa and a talking snowman to teach the American public about the Arctic. Adm. Robert Papp, the U.S. special representative for the Arctic, told an audience at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Norway this week that he met with a Disney ...

Agencies: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

January 16, 2015 2014 was the hottest year on record, according to data released Friday by NASA and NOAA. The Earth's average global temperature ranked as the warmest since record-keeping began in 1880. According to NASA and NOAA, 9 of the 10 hottest years on record have now taken place since 2000. The ...

West Virginia Education Board Rejects Curriculum That Distorts Climate Science

January 14, 2015 The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday voted to reject a set of public-education standards that cast doubt on the existence of man-made climate change. The decision arrives amid vocal criticism from science and education activists who have denounced alterations to the standards intended to spark debate over the ...

Obama Can’t Avoid Keystone XL Anymore

January 9, 2015 President Obama is running out of excuses on Keystone XL. For Obama, the controversial proposed oil pipeline has been a political headache for six years, landing at the center of the debate over climate change and American energy security. It's been easier for the president to duck a decision than ...

Keystone XL Supporters Score Victory in Nebraska Court Decision

January 9, 2015 In a victory for supporters of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, the Nebraska Supreme Court struck down a lower-court challenge to the project on Friday. That determination paves the way for president Obama to approve or reject the project, which has become a hot-button issue at the center of ...