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Southwestern Energy Executive Mark Boling Admits Fracking Link to Climate Change

Steve Horn | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogAn Executive of a major shale gas development company has conceded what scientists have been saying for years: global shal...

Shale Gas Study Showing Minimal Methane Leakage Exposes Rifts in Enviro Movement

Jon Entine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Home
Jon Entine

Indeed, methane is a potent greenhouse gas, so leaks could theoretically wipe out the documented climate benefits with respect to reduced carbon emissions of natural gas, a comparatively clean fossil fuel.

Natural Gas: A Bridge to a Low-Carbon Future or Not?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home
Bill Chameides

A recent paper argues that natural gas helps make the transition to a low-carbon ... eventually. But is that good enough? Let's do some sleuthing.

Minds Meet on Shale Gas/Fracking

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Bill Chameides

A group of the nation's leading experts on energy and the environment are at Duke this week attending a workshop to try to ferret out the facts (and tamp down the hype) around shale gas and fracking.

Weekly Mulch: Cost-Cutting at the Environment's Peril

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger In Washington, the environment is under attack. The cost-cutting deal that the House passed yesterday strip...

New Questions About Gas Being Cleaner Than Coal

ProPublica | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

One of the main advantages of natural gas is that it is supposed to be far cleaner than oil or coal. However, evidence continues to mount that natural gas is not as clean as we like to think.

Highway to Hell: Why Shale Gas Fracking Is Worse Than Coal for Climate

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home
Brendan DeMelle

While natural gas is often viewed as a cleaner alternative to conventional fossil fuels -- and is often promoted as a "bridge fuel" by environmentalists and politicians alike -- the new Cornell report explodes this myth.