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"Nearly 100 national health and medical groups — including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — enjoy sponsorships by Coca-Cola Co. or PepsiCo, according to a new study by two Boston University researchers."
"President Obama signed a presidential memorandum Wednesday establishing that climate-change impacts must be factored into the development of all national security-related doctrine, policies and plans."
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"U.S. federal agencies should disclose whether their actions and decisions will have an impact on climate change, the White House announced on Tuesday."
"The Senate Appropriations Committee [Thursday] approved 16-14 a spending bill for the Interior Department, U.S. EPA and the Forest Service after adding money for wildfire fighting and rejecting a Democratic attempt to strike a dozen policy riders."
"President Obama and the leaders of five Nordic countries agreed Friday to environmental protections for the Arctic that could restrict oil and gas drilling and other commercial activity there."
"President Obama introduces the final budget of his presidency in the coming week, giving a glimpse into what he hopes to accomplish on climate change and other environmental policies before leaving office."
"The House passed the Energy and Commerce Committee's broad energy legislation [Thursday] morning, sending the Senate a bill aimed at modernizing the electric grid and speeding natural gas exports."