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'Green News Report' - January 31, 2017

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.31.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Trump's new two-for-one deal to repeal regulations, while his ...

Methane Emissions Are On The Rise. That's A Big Problem.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.13.2016 | Green

Most discussions about climate change focus on the challenge of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. And rightly so: Such pollution accounts for over tw...

'Green News Report' - October 27, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.27.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leaked audio exposes utility companies' deliberately deceptive anti-solar...

Methane Hydrates: Environmental Armageddon or Energy Windfall?

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.15.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

A chunk of methane hydrate ice burning Buried deep along the continental shelves of many of the world's oceans is an intriguing, recently uncovered, ...

It's Time to Broaden the Fight Against Climate Change

David S. Beckman | Posted 10.07.2016 | Green
David S. Beckman

World leaders are gathering this weekend in Kigali, Rwanda to make the biggest climate decision since December's historic Paris Climate Agreement.

Bureau Of Land Management Must Act On Natural Gas Emissions In Four Corners Area

Maite Arce | Posted 09.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

. Without question, it's time to reduce methane emissions and cut natural gas waste. This issue is what brought New Mexicans together last month for a forum sponsored by Southwest Organizing Project, JUNTOS, Hispanic Access Foundation and HECHO on air quality and the Bureau of Land Management's natural gas waste rule.

Methane basics

Sally Brown | Posted 07.27.2016 | Science
Sally Brown

What do you, cows, digesters and landfills all have in common? You all/ we all make methane gas. The methane in landfill is the same as 'clean fuel'...

Get Smart Fast: Climate Change Policy After the CPP Stay

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

Earlier this year in a surprise move, the Supreme Court issued a stay on the Clean Power Plan (CPP) while legal challenges play out. Opponents of the ...

Well Preserved- the Problem with Landfills

Sally Brown | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science
Sally Brown

Here is a picture I took at our regional landfill If you were curious about back to school fashions in 1965- just have a look. I live in Seattle ...

The Climate Post: North American Leaders Commit to Clean Energy Goal

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

At the North American Leaders Summit on Wednesday, Mexico, Canada and the United States pledged to generate 50 percent of their energy from clean sour...

Get Smart Fast: Top Environment Regulations in 200 words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

As the Obama Administration winds down, federal agencies are pushing out new rules to implement their policy agenda before leaving office. This has c...

A Cow's Life: It Isn't All Clover

John J. Berger | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
John J. Berger

Review: Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment, by Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Ha...

How President Obama Became the World's Leading Climate Champion

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

Authored by Durwood Zaelke & Paul Bledsoe Addressing Both Near-Term and Long-Term Climate Protection Three years ago this month, President...

Get Smart Fast: Hillary Clinton's Energy and Environment Agenda in 200 words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

Hillary Clinton has laid out a detailed policy agenda in the energy and environment space. Her positions reflect traditional Democratic initiatives including increased renewable power and improved energy efficiency.

Reducing Methane Emissions: An Important Part of a Clean Energy Future

Amy Francetic | Posted 08.01.2016 | Green
Amy Francetic

Recently the EPA released its final rules on methane emissions. The rules aim to crack down on leaked emissions from new sources of oil and gas production, processing and transmission equipment. It is the first time the EPA has directly addressed methane pollution.

G7 Leaders Commit to Cut Near-Term Warming by Reducing HFCs, Other Super Pollutants

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

In their May 27th declaration, the leaders of the G7 commit for the first time to cutting near-term warming by phasing down short-lived super pollutants black carbon, methane, and HFCs.

5 Reasons the New Methane Standards Matter

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 05.27.2016 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

With the new methane standards announced by President Obama in the middle of May, the U.S. moves further towards regulating the largely unchecked natural gas industry.

Farms Cause More Pollution Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green

It's not just factories that belch nasty pollutants into the atmosphere. Crop fields and cow pastures are major polluters too. New research from Colu...

The Climate Post: Clean Power Plan Court Hearing Delayed to September

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

Just weeks before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was scheduled to hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ...

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Global protests for action on climate change receive no coverage in corpo...

Nordic Summit Must Help Tame Climate

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

There'll be a couple of bears in the room when the leaders of the five Nordic nations meet President Obama at the White House tomorrow. One is Russian aggression, and how to curb it. The other menace is less publicized, but even more formidable -- climate change.

Obama Administration Cracking Down On Potent Planet-Warming Gas

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday final rules that will crack down on methane emissions from the booming natural...

4 Signs We're Getting Serious About a Potent, Long-Overlooked Climate Pollutant

Fred Krupp | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Fred Krupp

Environmental Defense Fund has long argued that methane, that "other important greenhouse gas," should be part of any serious discussion about national and global climate action. This year, we're finally having that discussion.

Paris Deal's Carbon Cuts Miss Critical Warming Target

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

The Paris climate agreement that nearly 200 nations signed on Friday is important, but it's not enough.

The Climate Post: Nations to Sign Paris Climate Agreement Friday

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

Four months after it was finalized by delegates to the Paris Climate Change Conference, the Paris Agreement will be signed by more than 100 nations on...