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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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Scientists, Environmentalists Tell Smithsonian to Ditch Koch Money

March 24, 2015 Dozens of high-profile climate scientists want to make David Koch's funding for the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History the next battleground in the global-warming fight. The group of scientists, including James Hansen and Michael Mann, on Tuesday penned a letter calling on ...

Obama Administration Unveils Controversial Fracking Standards

March 20, 2015 The Obama administration on Friday released highly anticipated federal regulations on fracking, the controversial drilling technique at the heart of America's energy boom. The rules are intended as a safeguard against water contamination near drill sites where chemicals are injected into shale rock to unleash oil and natural gas. They ...

Republicans Push Climate Change Cuts at CIA, Defense Department

March 17, 2015 Climate change is on the chopping block. If Republicans get their way, the CIA and the Defense Department could soon have a lot less cash for climate research. The House GOP budget unveiled on Tuesday calls for cuts to CIA and DOD programs devoted to the study of global warming, ...

U.S. Arctic Envoy is Still Talking With Disney to Use 'Frozen' to Teach Climate Change

March 12, 2015 Adm. Robert Papp, the U.S. top envoy to the Arctic, said Thursday that he is still in talks with Disney and hopes to use characters from the hit movie Frozen to raise awareness about climate change. "We're continuing discussions with Disney. I'm hopeful we're going to get there," Papp said ...

The U.S. Is Not Ready for A Melting Arctic

March 12, 2015 America faces an Arctic dilemma. Next month, the U.S. is set to take the helm of the Arctic Council, an international forum for the polar region. That event creates an opportunity for the administration to talk up its commitment to advancing U.S. interests in the Arctic, an expansive land and ...

Gina McCarthy: Moose Meat Insult Hurt People I Care About

March 4, 2015 A tense exchange unfolded between Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday when Sullivan asked McCarthy to apologize for insulting Alaskan moose meat. McCarthy last year said that moose meat she received as a gift from an Alaskan tribal chief while visiting the fishing town ...

Wyoming Ends Ban on Teaching Climate Science

March 3, 2015 Wyoming Republican Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill on Monday that paves the way for climate change to be taught in public schools across the state. The bill repeals a ban on the adoption of controversial K-12 science standards that say global warming is real and caused by human activity. ...

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 ...