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Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming 'very shortly'

"She'll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and a green revolution than I am," Biden told reporters in New Hampshire, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez's remarks at a Washington rally Monday night in support of her Green New Deal platform. The Monday event also featured Biden's Democratic rival and Green New Deal backer Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the congressional resolution with Ocasio-Cortez. The ...
Tags: Science, Washington, Massachusetts, United States, New Hampshire, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Joe Biden under pressure from left on climate change

Democratic 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden was forced into defending his environmental record Tuesday after a popular progressive in Congress demanded presidential hopefuls abandon a "middle-of-the-road" approach to combatting climate change. "You never heard me say middle of the road. The 29-year-old House Democrat bemoaned lawmaker inaction 30 years ago -- when Biden served in the Senate -- as US space agency NASA warned them about the existential threat of climate change.
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, US, Joe Biden, Nasa, House, Biden


Ocasio-Cortez attacks Biden on climate change policy, Biden says he's 'never been middle of the road'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Ocasio-Cortez ramps up attacks on Biden's reported 'middle ground' climate change policy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Joe Biden would be a disaster for climate change

The Democratic contender for president provided details of his climate plan and it was boils down to: business as usual‘Joe Biden does not have a plan to keep warming below 1.5 or even 2C.’ Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/ReutersLast year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) called for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avert full blown climate catastrophe. It’s not too late to stave off the worst impacts, they urged – indeed, it’s “possible ...
Tags: Science, Obama, White House, US, America, Ipcc, Joe Biden, Paris, Houston, Biden, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Reuters, HuffPost, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC


Joe Biden Looks To Revive Obama's Climate Plan. Scientists Say That's Not Good Enough.

The policy is expected to maintain a role for fossilfuels, and veer away from the Green New Deal framework that most of Biden'stop rivals for his party's 2020 presidential nomination have embraced
Tags: Science, Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Green New Deal


Presidential hopeful Biden looking for ‘middle ground’ climate policy

The backbone of the policy will likely include re-joining the United States with the Paris Climate Agreement and preserving U.S. regulations on emissions and vehicle fuel efficiency that Trump has sought to undo, according to one of the sources, Heather Zichal, who is part of a team advising Biden on climate change. The second source, a former energy department official also advising Biden's campaign who asked not to be named, said the policy could also be supportive of nuclear energy and fossi...
Tags: Science, United States, Biden, Trump, Heather Zichal, TJ Ducklo


Exclusive: Presidential hopeful Biden looking for ‘middle ground’ climate policy

The backbone of the policy will likely include re-joining the United States with the Paris Climate Agreement and preserving U.S. regulations on emissions and vehicle fuel efficiency that Trump has sought to undo, according to one of the sources, Heather Zichal, who has become Biden’s informal advisor on climate change policy. The second source, a former energy department official also advising Biden's campaign who asked not to be named, said the policy will likely also be supportive of nuclear ...
Tags: Science, United States, Biden, Trump, Heather Zichal, TJ Ducklo


Biden says cancer wasn't a 'priority' in the Trump White House

Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested the Trump White House did not share his desire to fight cancer.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump White House


Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

Promising that "America will be back" once Donald Trump leaves office, Biden won a standing ovation at the Munich Security Conference from delegates who find the president's brusque foreign policy stance hard to like. Biden's successor, Mike Pence, was met with silence at a reception in the palatial Bavarian parliament on Friday evening after he delivered his signature line: "I bring you greetings from the 45th president of the United States, President Donald Trump." His four-day trip to Europ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington, America, Iran, United States, Venezuela, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Munich Security Conference


Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum

Promising that "America will be back" once Donald Trump leaves office, Biden won a standing ovation at the Munich Security Conference from delegates who find the president's brusque foreign policy stance hard to like. Biden's successor, Mike Pence, was met with silence at a reception in the palatial Bavarian parliament on Friday evening after he delivered his signature line: "I bring you greetings from the 45th president of the United States, President Donald Trump." His four-day trip to Europ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington, America, Iran, United States, Venezuela, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Munich Security Conference


Biden: Trump at odds with most Americans on climate change

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stressed the need Wednesday to address global warming, despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, and voiced confidence that the U.S. can overcome its current introspective phase.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Paris, Athens, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Greece AP


The Cancer Moonshot needs a heavy dose of computational infrastructure

 Top cancer researchers recently reported their findings and recommendations to President Obama and Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot task force. All 10 recommendations in the report heavily concentrate on enabling computational infrastructure, and included these key words: sharing data, engaging patients, precision medicine, genetic understanding, interdisciplinary, ecosystem and… Read More
Tags: Health, TC, Column, Science, Obama, Cloud Computing, Tech, Biden, Computational Biology, Cancer Moonshot, Precision Medicine Initiative, Parker Foundation


Biden hosting cancer summit to try to accelerate research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will try to give efforts to cure cancer a jolt during a summit in Washington that’s casting a spotlight on research and innovative trials taking place across the country. Scientists, oncologists, donors and patients planned to gather Wednesday at Howard University for the daylong event, with thousands more […]
Tags: Business, Science, Washington, Joe Biden, Biden, Howard University, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Biden unveiling public database for clinical data on cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals. The White House says Biden will announce the Genomic Data Commons during a visit on Monday to the University of Chicago. The database is housed […]
Tags: Business, Science, Washington, White House, Joe Biden, University Of Chicago, Biden, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


The Cancer Moonshot

Can you imagine seeing the face of your unborn child at age 18? Things are moving quickly in the field of genomics. The first article of this column described the coming Practical Genomics Revolution as evidenced by the creation of 11 genomic medicine centres under the auspices of the 100,000 Genomes projects led by Genomics England. Now, the initial results are in. More than 6,000 genomes have been analysed and the project will receive another £250 million in funding in 2016. The project is rel...
Tags: Health, Books, England, Science, Obama, Dna, Cancer, US, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Genetics, United States, Jfk, Biden, Genes


Joe Biden decries 'cancer politics' in kick-off of 'moonshot' to cure disease

The vice-president said he would push for more funding and use his influence to ‘break down silos’ to cure the disease, which took his son’s life last yearVice-president Joe Biden officially began his “moonshot” initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to break down barriers in the medical world that he says are holding back progress. Biden chose Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia as his venue to call attention to the institute’s p...
Tags: Health, Science, Obama Administration, Cancer, Joe Biden, US news, Medical Research, Philadelphia, Biden, Penn Medicine 's Abramson Cancer Center, Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics Biden


Biden sees politics of cancer world as obstacle to a cure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has been trying to put his finger on what’s holding back a cure for cancer. And he’s arrived at an unsettling conclusion: the hold-up, in large part, lies in the cancer world itself. As one of his final acts as vice president, Biden has resolved to break down […]
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