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National Geographic Celebrates National Park Service Centennial with Exclusive Interview with President Obama, New Photography Book, and More

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August 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. National Parks Service, and National Geographic is celebrating by offering audiences multiple ways to discover the parks and learn how to preserve them for future generations.

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
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Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

National Geographic Channel's Summer 2016 TCA Announcements: Climate Change, Gender Fluidity, Ivory Trade VR Documentary, More

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National Geographic Channel made a number of big announcements during its summer 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour Saturday, signaling the realization of the transformational vision to become the world's leading destination for premium science, adventure and exploration programming announced last year.

National Geographic Brings President Obama to Yosemite to Record The White House's First Ever VR Experience

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National Geographic partnered with Facebook and Félix & Paul Studios to create The White House's first ever 360-degree virtual reality video experience during President Barack Obama's June 18 visit to Yosemite National Park. Audiences will have the chance to view the VR video later this summer, along with a full interview between the President and Richard Bacon, host of Explorer on 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel.

FIRST Robotics Teams Gear Up for “First Stronghold” with $250,000 from FCA Foundation

Grants enable Arizona, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan teams to compete for robotics championship
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January 6, 2016, Auburn Hills, Mich., /3BL Media/ – The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, today announced $250,000 in grants to FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12) and FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12) teams in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The grants will offset the costs associated with items such as registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel for an estimated 650 students.

President's Pledge to Support Renewables Adds Punch to Clean Power Plan

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President's Obama's support for the mainstreaming of solar energy will help ensure future generations enjoy cleaner air and a healthy planet.

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President's Obama's support for the mainstreaming of solar energy will help ensure future generations enjoy cleaner air and a healthy planet.

A Clean Energy Future in Sight

President Obama sees the pathway to a clean energy future and confronts fossil fuel interests that are blocking progress and stifling free markets.
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With the Paris Climate COP only months away, the heat is on world leaders to back big talk with viable plans for future climate action. Earlier this week, President Obama, at the forefront of the global stage, kicked off a 100-day climate tour with an impassioned presentation at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.

Always the effective orator, Obama set a hopeful vision for a clean energy future, focusing his message on both the imperative and the financial benefits of immediate and decisive climate action.

Inside Obama’s Clean Power Plan

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President Obama announced a bold new climate plan last week. The plan is being widely heralded by environmental advocates, but, perhaps unsurprisingly, pilloried by coal states and fossil fuel companies who are actively mounting legal challenges. This week on Sea Change Radio we talk with two environmental reporters, Alex Guillén from Politico and Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones. They provide an overview of the climate plan and its goals, discuss some political and legal responses, and talk about how it may be viewed globally as we anticipate the UN Climate Summit in Paris.

White House Recognizes GM Waste Reduction Manager for Volunteerism

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What do you get from a lifetime of community service and dedication to mentoring youth?

If you ask GM Global Waste Reduction Manager John Bradburn, it’s the satisfaction of inspiring the next generation to be stewards of the environment. It’s seeing them connect the dots and understand their impact. It’s noticing how his perspective helps expand their minds, enabling them to consider what’s possible.

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