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Methane Emissions

Economy Is Stronger Because President Obama Protected the Environment

Kim Glas | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Kim Glas

President Obama gave his final State of the Union this week and in the seven years he's been president, much has changed. But, before he leaves office, there is more that can and should be done to address climate change.

The Case Of The Flatulent Fugitive: How California's Methane Monster Escaped The Carbon Cap (And How To Nab It)

Steve Zwick | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

We all make mistakes -- that's why pencils have erasers and renters have insurance. Not all mistakes, however, are equal. If we mess up a math test, we can erase and start over; but if we burn the neighbor's house down, we can't "un-burn" it by labeling it a mistake. Instead, we have to offset our damage by paying to rebuild it.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Next Phase In California Climate Leadership: Cleaning Up The Dirty Three

Ricardo Lara | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Ricardo Lara

When California first mandated the widespread addition of renewable energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions have been cut by 100 million tons. Along the way, we have created a thriving green economy that promises only more jobs and more innovation as we reach to do even better.

Damned If You Do, Damned if You Don't: The Conundrum of COP21

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Sebastian Copeland

In a few short months, world delegates will descend on Paris to debate over an acceptable framework on energy policies for their respective countries, one designed to hold global temperatures to a 2C degree increase over preindustrial levels. If this feels like a familiar film, it's because we have been there before.

EPA Methane Rule: A Good Start Toward Meeting Administration's Landmark Goal

Mark Brownstein | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

To understand the impact of these new draft rules, it's important to look at what they do - and what they don't - and measure them against the nation's bold but readily achievable goals set out by the Obama administration earlier this year.

Sizing Up EPA's New Voluntary Methane Reduction Program

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.24.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Did EPA hit the mark - will this program achieve real, measurable, verifiable benefits for the environment? Does it fairly recognize and reward those companies that step up to innovate and lead?

Four Things to Look for in EPA's New Voluntary Methane Reduction Proposal

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

While voluntary efforts can be helpful in establishing new technologies or practices, and validating industry's ability to meet regulatory benchmarks, opt-in programs alone are no substitute for effective regulation that will reduce energy waste and better protect public health.

Oil & Gas Industry Mangles More Facts, Turns EDF Study Results Upside Down

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Here we go again. A new set of peer-reviewed scientific papers pointing to 50 percent higher than estimated regional methane emissions from oil and gas operations in Texas were published this week. And like clockwork, the oil and gas industry's public relations machine kicked in.

Is This Fracking Industry Flak Playing Both Sides?

Jesse Coleman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Jesse Coleman

In an investigation into the funding of the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) work on oil and gas regulation, Inside Climate News discovered that a key EDF funder had hired FTI Consulting's David Blackmon to promote fracking regulations. Unbeknownst to his employer, Blackmon is a longtime oil industry consultant who is paid to oppose regulation of the fracking industry.

CA Blue/Green Coalition Provides Leadership to Reduce Methane Emissions, Create Good Jobs

Mike Langford | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Mike Langford

The recent editorial in The New York Times "A Modest Move on Methane" (January 19, 2015) is spot on in identifying methane as a major unaddressed clim...

Impactful Action on America's Invisible Problem

Kim Glas | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Kim Glas

Many cities and states have taken action to curb wasteful -- and harmful -- methane leaks. However, until now a national methane strategy -- and the resources that come along with it -- have been the missing piece.

'Green News Report' - January 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's big move to cut methane emissions - but there's a catch; West Virginia and the fight for science in science textbooks; Good news and bad news on sea level rise.

New Methane Rules Could Help U.S. Meet Climate Targets

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency can cut methane emissions from oil and gas pro...

Plentiful Natural Gas Won't Stop Climate Change, Study Says

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new s...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Call On Obama To Regulate Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Development

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen senators are pressing the Obama administration to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas production, arguing that addressin...

Beware the LNG Memes

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
G. Elijah Dann

A current, notable example of the power of memes, are those continually repeated in defense of massive, worldwide, liquefied natural gas (LNG) proposals.

Sex, Lies, and Black Holes of Methane - in Fiction and Fact

Nathan Currier | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

This is serious, and unexpected observations concerning the stability of Arctic methane stores, even globally trivial ones, should bring us back to a vastly more important public conversation from last year.

Methane 'Blowholes': The Next Phase of Climate Change

James Grundvig | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
James Grundvig

This combined with the threat of releasing vast amounts of the methane into the air over a short period of time is an impending threat to the fragile civilization we built and people should no longer ignore.

Google Takes On Rogue Methane Emissions

Reuters | By Edward McAllister | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc's Street View cars have captured the world's roads, highways and back alleys for ye...

Hollywood Environmentalist Video Sting: Who Needs Solutions When You've Got Distraction?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Hemingway and Begley are devoted environmentalists; the Tickells are filmmakers who have dedicated most of their adult lives to promoting clean energy. Does a petty and possibly illegal scheme to entrap them accomplish anything?

Unmasking Poor Data, Fracking's Real Impact on Global Warming

James Grundvig | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
James Grundvig

Baseline estimates, such as calculating the maximum load on trucks, ships or planes are critical for engineers to model cause and effect. The Korean f...

WATCH: Eat Less Meat, Save The Planet

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

A new study released this week sheds light on just how much decreased meat consumption would benefit the planet. Climate Focus, an advisory compan...

HUH? Argentina May Be Putting Cow Farts To Good Use

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

Scientists in Argentina may have just the answer to combat global warming. With cows being responsible for up to 25 percent of the methane gas rele...

Kate Sheppard

White House Releases Plan To Address Potent Greenhouse Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House released a new strategy Friday to address methane emissions from landfills, mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas sect...