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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
Earthjustice

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.

'Green News Report' - August 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Fox 'News' finally finds reason to 'care' about the environment; Hillary Clinton draws a bright green line around Arctic drilling; EPA tells oil and gas industry to cut the methane; and Islamic leaders call on Muslims worldwide.

The Climate Post: EPA Targets Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Operations

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

On Tuesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step to make good on the Obama administration's pledge to limit U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 26-28 percent by 2025 by proposing the first methane emissions rules for the nation's oil and gas industry.

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a sign...

New EPA Rules Will Aim To Cut Methane Emissions By 40 Percent

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose regulations on Tuesday aimed at cutting methane emissions from the oil a...

Farmers Could Slash Their Costs And Emissions By Using a Tractor Powered By Methane

Associated Press | Lavanya Hinduja | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact

 VENARIA REALE, Italy (AP) -- Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain nea...

Eat Hideously Ugly Produce If You Care About The Planet

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.10.2015 | Taste

One of the simplest things you can do to help the planet thrive is to demand uglier produce. Buy the apple that has a funky knob coming out of its sid...

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.

How Do the New USDA Initiatives Incorporate Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)? A Look at What Makes CSA So Smart

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

A few months ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a set of voluntary and incentive-based initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the agricultural sector.

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.

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Devastation and rescue in Nepal after massive earthquake; March 2015 th...

Cities Are Green After All

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Nigel Barber

Cities create environmental problems as they grow, of course, but they also generate innovations to solve those problems, such as catalytic converters to reduce air pollution, and vaccines to keep epidemic diseases in check.

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.

Near Zero Solutions: A New Climate and Energy News Round-Up

Mason Inman | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Mason Inman

This is the first installment of Near Zero Solutions, a round-up of climate and energy news, focusing on efforts to move the world toward zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Why the Oil and Gas Industry Likes Rules

William S. Becker | Posted 03.28.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 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.

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 03.14.2015 | 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.