7 months ago

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets with Trump to Talk Green 'Economic Revival'


(AP) Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met Wednesday with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, confirmed the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City. Tamminen said the pair gave a presentation to Trump, daughter Ivanka, and other members of Trumps team on how focusing on renewable, clean energy could create millions of jobs.


Today, we presented the President-elect and his advisers with a framework which LDF developed in consultation with leading voices in the fields of economics and environmentalism that details how to unleash a major economic revival across the United States that is centered on investments in sustainable infrastructure, Tamminen said.

Our conversation focused on how to create millions of secure, American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation.

The Oscar-winning actor has been a strong advocate of fighting climate change and preserving wildlife, and his recent documentary, Before the Flood, addresses the peril that the world faces because of climate change.

DiCaprio previously met with Ivanka Trump and presented her with a copy of the film.

The meeting with Trumps team lasted for about 90 minutes. The actor also gave the president-elect a copy of the documentary, and Trump promised to watch it, according to a person who was familiar with the meeting but not authorized to speak publicly.

Tamminen, who was secretary of Californias Environmental Protection Agency under former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, said Trump was receptive and suggested they meet again next month.

The meeting came after word got out Wednesday that Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate-change denier whose policies have helped fossil fuel companies, is expected to be announced as Trumps pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

9 months ago

For $805 a night at the Trump Hotel, you deserve what you get - Washington Post

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Rosatom's Global Nuclear Ambition Cramped by Kremlin Politics - Fortune

The $100 billion overseas order book of Russias nuclear power plant builder Rosatombigger than all its Western competitors combinedmakes it look like the giant in its field.

But if the companyformed in 2007 from the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry and tasked with turning nuclear power into a major export industryis ever to reach its potential as a global industrial giant, it will have to shed Russias reputation for using energy policy as a means to political ends.

Deal after deal has collapsed in Europe, where individual countries and the European Union as a whole consider it a priority to reduce dependency on Russian energy, and relations have deteriorated over Moscows interven

1 year ago

Pope Francis offers hope to divorced Catholics, says no to gay marriage - Washington Post

He called for divorced and remarried Catholics to participate more fully in church life. But he closed the door on gay marriage. He quotes Jorge Luis Borges and Jesus Christ. There is an entire chapter on Love.

But more than anything, Pope Franciss long awaited document on family life, released Friday by the Vatican, amounts to an exultation of traditional marriage while recognizing that life, in his own words, isnt always perfect. Yet rather than judging, he commanded, the church should be a pillar of support.

[Read: Pope Francis releases first major paper on the family]

Some two years in the making, the 256-page document known as an apostolic exhortation and titled Am

1 year ago

Outstanding Advice For An Excellent Social Media Marketing Plan Dallas SEO Agency

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2 years ago

State Dept. clears Clinton email that intelligence agencies flagged - Politico


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11/30/15 02:42 PM EST

Updated 11/30/15 04:54 PM EST

The State Department released a WikiLeaks-related email from Hillary Clinton's personal account Monday that official watchdogs for the intelligence community and the department flagged over the summer as appearing to contain c

2 years ago

Paris Deal Would Herald an Important First Step on Climate Change - New York Times

PARIS President Obama and more than 100 world leaders will convene with thousands of diplomats on Monday on the outskirts of Paris to open two weeks of intense negotiations aimed at forging an accord that could begin to avert the most devastating effects of global warming and redefine the economy of the 21st century.

Here is a guide to what is at stake. If the talks fail as they did in two previous attempts to achieve such a deal then nations will continue on a trajectory that scientists say locks the planet into a future of rising sea levels, more frequent floods, worsening droughts, food and water shortages, destructive hurricanes and other catastrophic events.

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