In a bold and positive move, Obama emphasized the urgency of the matter, and called on students to push the issue beyond the current partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
World Environment Day, launched by the conference, has been celebrated on June 5 each year since 1973.
Now the State Assembly must vote in favor of it, as well, and there's only a limited amount of time, as the state legislature goes on recess in late June.
In the eastern U.S., the number of extreme weather events, including very heavy rain events, has increased already.
The World Health Organization declared polio an international health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the disease.
The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.
On this day in 1851 Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."
Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.
Individuals opting out of hyper-consumption alone will not save us. We face an institutional challenge; changing our economic and military system is essential.
The FOI request was prompted by Gov. John Kasich's failure to follow through on a 2011 law permitting fracking in Ohio's state parks.