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Senators Call On Obama To Regulate Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Development | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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
Read More: Methane, Green News

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 08.20.2014 | 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.

Methane 'Blowholes': The Next Phase of Climate Change

James Grundvig | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
James Grundvig

This combined with the threat of releasing vast amounts of the methane into the air over a short period of time is an impending threat to the fragile civilization we built and people should no longer ignore.

A Little Touch of Climate-Change Despair

Scott Poynton | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Scott Poynton

Do methane bubbles in the Arctic signal a new level in our dangerous game with climate change?

Republican Politician Says Fracking Is Okay, Burning Water Is Natural

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green

"If you go back in history and look at how the Indians traveled, they traveled to the 'burning waters,' and that was methane in the water, and that wa...

'Green News Report' - August 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: If it seems like there's more extreme weather -- you're right; What san...

Will Natural Gas Really Secure A Cleaner Energy Future?

Climate Central | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Research Report by Climate Central If President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is going to work, ...

Curbing Methane Emissions Needs To Be The Law Of The Land

John B. Kassel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
John B. Kassel

While touted as a clean alternative to carbon-intensive coal and oil, our natural gas leaks methane at every step of its production and distribution, from the wellheads in the fields to the burner tips in our homes.

EDF, Google Earth Outreach and the Most Innovative Trend in Environmental Protection

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Fred Krupp

Not so long ago, people who worried about pollution in their local environment had few options. Getting answers required hands-on testing by trained experts with specialized equipment, or finding and sifting through scarce, hard-to-come-by data.

As Climate Impacts Accelerate, Speed of Mitigation Becomes Key

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

Bad news can be paralyzing, and that's a problem when it comes to climate change. The steady drumbeat of bad news can numb us.

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Says EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The court narrowly defined the question to decide in the case, limiting its review to the EPA's authority to require permits for greenhouse gas emissions from new and modified sources.

Cows -- Not Coal -- Are the Real Climate Change Culprits

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

President Obama recently likened denying climate change to believing the moon is made of cheese. As it turns out, ignoring this particular food's role in climate change is just as irresponsible.

Singing the Methane Blues

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

While everyone else is watching the steadily increasing carbon dioxide levels reach and exceed 400 parts per million (0.04 percent of the atmosphere), another group of scientists have been fretting over the Second Greenhouse Gas: methane.

Reality: Is This Thing On?

Scott Thill | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Scott Thill

At this snail's pace, we will be ready for climate change long after it has laid waste to us. Just keeping it real. For real. Real.

Unmasking Poor Data, Fracking's Real Impact on Global Warming

James Grundvig | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
James Grundvig

Baseline estimates, such as calculating the maximum load on trucks, ships or planes are critical for engineers to model cause and effect. The Korean f...

Electric Cars Aren't Enough -- Try Vegan for Earth Day

Tracy Reiman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Tracy Reiman

Many well-meaning environmentalists need to take a good hard look at what they're eating, as that bacon that they may have had for breakfast is a big part of the problem.

The Climate Post: Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Mercury Rule

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A federal appeals court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) requiring power plants install techn...

New Methane Leak Data Adds Doubt About Future Of Gas As 'Bridge' Fuel

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central: Natural gas as a means to produce electricity is being hailed by the Intergovernmental Panel on ...

Methane Emissions From Gas Wells Up To 1,000 Times Higher Than Federal Estimate: Study

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency is significantly underestimating the amount of methane that natural gas drilling operations emit, according to a n...