U.S.-Republic of Korea Energy Security Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The U.S. Department of State hosted the fifth U.S.-Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) Energy Security Dialogue in Washington, DC on June 8, 2018. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Sandra Oudkirk and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General for Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs Kwon ...
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Presidential Message on Earth Day, 2018

Today, our Nation commemorates Earth Day, a celebration of the blessings given to us by our Creator.  Among them, we cherish our magnificent land and waterways, abundant natural resources, and unique wildlife.  As a Nation, it is our duty to recognize the importance of these life-sustaining gifts, and it is our responsibility to protect them ...
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U.S., South Korean Weather Forecasters Partner to Provide Better Products

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Franklin Ramos, 51st Fighter Wing OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, Oct. 10, 2017 — The  51st Operations Support Squadron  Weather Flight based  here  provides weather warnings and five-day forecasts preparing  the troops for any weather situation. Accurate weather forecasting is integral in assisting the flying units with weather information specific to each mission. Providing Better Weather Forecasts Therefore, ...
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07/19/17 – KORUS-AQ: An International Cooperative Air Quality Field Study in Korea

Introduction  Air Quality is an environmental concern of fundamental importance across the globe. The need to monitor and understand air quality requires continual effort as populations grow, energy use increases, and industrial activity evolves. Air quality goals have also evolved as improved understanding of health effects has demonstrated the added benefit of setting lower targets ...
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03/03/17-U.S. Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking: Efforts to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Washington, DC March 3, 2017 March 3 marks World Wildlife Day, an opportunity to celebrate the world’s wild animals and plants and raise awareness about the risks many face. Wildlife trafficking is an urgent threat to many species and undermines security and economic development. Consistent with the President’s call for a comprehensive approach to transnational ...
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09/23/16 – Ambassador Lippert on the Critical Moment for Global Climate Change

Remarks Ambassador Mark Lippert Republic of Korea September 23, 2016 : “The Critical Moment for Global Climate Change Action” Welcome Good morning.  It’s a great honor to be here today to talk about climate change and the Paris Agreement.  It is a critical moment in the global effort to arrest the catastrophic global impact of ...
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09/21/16 – FACT SHEET: President Obama Takes A Historic Step To Address The National Security Implications Of Climate Change

Fact Sheet The White House September 21, 2016 Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release “Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water. The present day effects of climate change are being felt from ...
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06/06/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the Public Event on Oceans

Remarks John Kerry Public Event on Oceans June 6, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. (Inaudible) extraordinary experience. That’s really wonderful. I’m privileged to be here with everybody. I want to begin by thanking China’s oceanic administrator – Mr. Wang Hong, thank you very, very much for your leadership. I want to thank Cathy Novelli, ...
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Earth Day 2016

What makes Earth Day special and why we still need it   Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. The Earth Day Network, a loose coalition of 22,000 groups in 192 countries, coordinates activities that raise awareness of local environmental issues, as well as global climate change. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson came up with the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to ...
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Opening Ceremony of the United Nations Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

It’s an enormous privilege to be here on Earth Day to join in signing this historic agreement. I was a young organizer and speaker, not so long back from Vietnam, on the first Earth Day in 1970.  And I was a young senator and advocate in Rio in 1992 when we held the first Earth ...
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04/22/16 – Email from President Obama: “Our Responsibility to Act”

April 22, 2016 On Earth Day, the United States joined about 170 other countries in signing the Paris Agreement, a historic deal to reduce carbon emissions across the globe. President Obama sent the following message to the White House email list to reflect on the America’s leadership in the fight against climate change. Didn’t get ...
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03/31/16 – Presidential Proclamation — National Oceans Month, 2016

NATIONAL OCEANS MONTH, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA March 31, 2016 A PROCLAMATION Covering more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface, oceans have a profound impact on our way of life.  Home to a great diversity of plant and animal species, their precious ecosystems provide food and energy that ...
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