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Why the Oil and Gas Industry Likes Rules

William S. Becker | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
William S. Becker

Pushing back against new government regulations is what the industry's leaders and public relation teams are paid to do. But underneath their pro forma protests, smart oil and gas companies actually like reasonable regulations.

5 Priorities For The State Of The Union

Kim Glas | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Kim Glas

America's infrastructure is in dire need of repair and it is past time to modernize the systems we rely on every day for energy, water, and communications both to address climate change and to create quality, family-sustaining jobs.

Impactful Action on America's Invisible Problem

Kim Glas | Posted 01.16.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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.

Kate Sheppard

White House Unveils Plan to Cut Methane Emissions 40-45 Percent In Next Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House announced on Wednesday that it is setting new goals for reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, aiming to ...

Why Voluntary Pledges Won't Save the Climate

John J. Berger | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Global GHG emissions are rising ever more rapidly today, and carbon dioxide concentrations are already at their highest levels in millions of years, far above any ever encountered in human history.

'Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest Stories of 2014'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.07.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.

Will They Govern?

William S. Becker | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

As the new Congress convenes this week, the prevailing question is whether Republicans will prove they can govern now that they rule both houses. For those who keep score, as everyone of voting age should, let's define "govern."

Millions Of Abandoned U.S. Oil Wells Still Spewing Methane

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Some of the millions of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in the United States are st...

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

Introducing 'Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat'

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Colorado's First Couple of Pro-Fracking Front Groups

Jesse Coleman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Colorado has emerged as a key battleground in the national debate over shale drilling and fracking. The state's oil and gas industry has over 50,000 hydraulically fractured wells, and plans to drill many thousands more every year into the foreseeable future.

If Greenhouse Gases Were A-Team Characters

Joylette Portlock | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Joylette Portlock

So, let me present the who's who of climate pollution, as if the offenders were characters on a certain beloved TV show from the 80s (and blockbuster movie from a few years ago).

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...

Satellites See Hot Spot Of Methane In U.S.

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite d...

Fracking's Unexpected Benefit: U.S. Manufacturing Oversight, Accountability

Sridhar Kota | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Sridhar Kota

If the U.S. is to reap the maximum benefits from the development of this resource, whether in manufacturing or in the quality of life of its citizens, it needs coherent federal strategies and partnerships that will build public appreciation of the impacts in all dimensions, and at global, national and local scales.

How Obama Cut the Deficit in Half -- And Made Us Pay the Price

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama deserves credit for delivering on his promise to shrink the deficit -- a promise that Mitt Romney and his tax cuts would surely have violated -- but Americans have to ask themselves whether they really want a smaller government.

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...

350,000 Marchers = 50 Parts Per Million

Nathan Currier | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

Keep this in mind if you are trying to contemplate how big a deal it is that some 350,000 people came out into the streets of Manhattan, the capital of capitalism, the cultural heart of the nation where manufactured denial has most stymied action.

UN Climate Summit Approaches, as Evidence Against UNnatural Gas Rises

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

The U.S is hedging its bets with the lesser of fossil fuel evils -- natural gas -- as a way to avoid the calamity of climate change. But is this gas really the answer to run away carbon emissions, polar ice caps disappearing and extreme weather woes?

The Climate Post: U.N. Report Says Carbon Dioxide Levels at Record Highs

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The concentration and the rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere are spiking, according to new analysis from the World Meteorological O...

The Climate Post: EPA Considering Lower Ozone Standard, Methane Strategy

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

In its Policy Assessment for the Review of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards report--released Friday--the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Hundreds Of Methane Plumes Seeping Out Of Seafloor Along East Coast

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

From Becky Oskin, LiveScience Senior Staff Writer. In an unexpected discovery, hundreds of gas plumes bubbling up from the seafloor were spotted...

Methane Is Discovered Seeping From Seafloor Off East Coast, Scientists Say

The New York Times | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
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Scientists have discovered methane gas bubbling from the seafloor in an unexpected place: off the East Coast of the United States where the continenta...

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.