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Here's How Enormous The Methane Blowout Is In California

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The “invisible tsunami” of natural gas that has been spewing from a broken well in the backyard of an affluent Los Angeles ...

We Don't Need Another Natural Gas Mega Leak. Will You Help?

Mark Brownstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Green
Mark Brownstein

The massive natural gas leak at SoCalGas' Aliso Canyon storage facility in Southern California has now continued unabated into its fourth month. The company says the leak is still weeks from being stopped.

'Green News Report' - January 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Great Blizzard of 2016 cripples the East Coast; Yes, it was turbo-c...

Why Everyone Should Be Worried About The California Gas Leak Disaster

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Call it a canary in a natural gas storage zone. The enormous volume of natural gas spewing from a broken well here should serve as a w...

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.

Porter Ranch Should Spark End to 'Out-of-Sight, Out-of-Mind' on Methane Leakage

A. Siegel | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
A. Siegel

California shouldn't let the Porter Ranch crisis go to waste. There should be round-the-clock efforts to reduce and end the leak as fast as possible.

Ocean Acidification Is Bad, and It's Getting Worse

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

More than 97 percent of climate scientists tell us that adding greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere is changing our clim...

Gas Leaks, the Clean Power Plan & Fracking

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.10.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

As the country moves to reduce our carbon footprint, we need to create incentives to use renewable energy sources, upgrade existing natural gas infrastructure so gas used is safe and avoid increased reliance on fracking.

Here’s What It’s Like To Live Next To California’s Gas Blowout Catastrophe

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.10.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Matt Pakucko was coughing. “This gas, it’s an invisible tsunami,” he said, struggling to clear his throat. He is a&n...

Know Where Your Bridge Is Going Before You Build It

Rachel Smolker | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Rachel Smolker

For years we have been told that corn ethanol was a "bridge" to more advanced biofuels that would be better for the environment. Similarly, we were sold the bill of goods claiming that natural gas would provide a "bridge" to a clean renewable energy future.

5 Reasons Why 2016 Will Accelerate Environmental Progress

Fred Krupp | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Fred Krupp

With the Paris framework in place, momentum for bottom-up, decentralized market-based policies will only increase -- and at the core of such systems are transparency and integrity.

Climate Agreement in Paris: Champagne Tonight, Hard Work, Fast Mitigation Tomorrow

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

We need to wake up tomorrow and launch the fastest mitigation available to slow near-term warming, starting with the phase down of hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol next year, which will eliminate warming from one of the six main greenhouse gases.

5 Questions for the World Bank on Ending Routine Gas Flaring and Climate Change

Tim Ward | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

The ongoing UN Climate Conference in Paris (COP21) is focused mainly on the long term shift from fossil fuels to clean energy. In the short term, however, there are some relatively easy ways for the world to reduce our greenhouse gases. One of them is to reduce the amount of gas that is flared or burned wastefully at oil production sites around the world.

Tackling Climate Change Through Diet Change

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

Businesses, such as those in the foodservice industry, also have a tremendous opportunity to be on the leading edge of encouraging healthier, climate-friendly diets by shifting away from red meat-heavy menus and offering more plant-based foods.

Our Atmosphere

Maria G Sanchez | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Maria G Sanchez

I find there are somethings you should know about the breaths you take. There are many forms of substances in our atmosphere from gases, to cosmic du...

From Lofty Perch, CLAIRE Will Bring Climate Pollution Down to Earth

James Glave | Posted 11.25.2015 | Science
James Glave

This coming April, a rocket will lift off from an island off the east coast of India and launch CLAIRE--a powerful new tool in the global effort to combat carbon pollution.

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

A Great 24 Hours for the Climate

Keith Gaby | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

The leaders of the world's two largest economies and greatest sources of climate pollution, each leaning into the environmental challenge of our times, pushed the world forward.

America Is Throwing Out Way More Garbage Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Science

If you worry that Americans produce too much garbage, you won’t get much reassurance from a new study published in the journal Na...

The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

The Best Shot for Slowing Climate Impacts in Alaska and the Arctic

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

In this drumbeat of bad news, however, there is a counterpoint of hope -- a strategy that can help slow warming in Alaska and the Arctic enough to avoid some of the worst impacts.

Interview With UN Climate Change Report Author: "Avarice Has Overcome Fear"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

"In September, a few decades from now, our rich, colorful planet will display to a traveler in space only one white polar ice cap instead of two. Ther...

Smart, Comprehensive Approaches Will Reduce Methane Emissions

Kim Glas | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Kim Glas

States across the country are ahead of the curve when it comes to reasonable programs to limit methane emissions in the energy sector, and we're already seeing good outcomes for workers, communities, and businesses from strong methane policies in states like Colorado and California.

EPA's Common-Sense Climate Measure: Fix Methane Leaks

Earthjustice | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green

Getting our own house in order by creating a common-sense solution to fix preventable methane leaks should make it easier to build a convincing case for other countries to take meaningful action on climate.

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.