Obama Orders Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards for Big Trucks

UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland, February 18, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today set the wheels in motion for the next phase of vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks as he pledged to do in his State of the Union address in January.

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Love Is…A Valentine’s Day Roundup

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Love…it comes in different shapes and sizes, and means so many things to so many people. On this auspicious day we wanted to show our love for the myriad ways you express love on WordPress.com.

Versed in love

We were struck by littlepeace’s haiku mediation on the “joy of now” when you’re in love over at Innocence Abroad.

(the) present

be here now — with you
driving down snow-covered streets,
evening armchair talks

be here now — with you
pea shoots, tomato fragrance
worm ends in rich soil

be here now — with you
laughing together, today,
with crinkled-eye smiles

be here now — with you
this moment, this moment, this,
enjoying the gift

Nicholas Gagnier‘s spare, beautiful love poem, A Crumpled Valentine, is a lovely reminder that when it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts.

Love in photographs

Photographer Steve McCurry has traveled the…

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