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

Fred Krupp | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.21.2014 | 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...

Kate Sheppard

White House Releases Plan To Address Potent Greenhouse Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House released a new strategy Friday to address methane emissions from landfills, mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas sect...

'Green News Report' - February 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Natural gas methane leaks found to be 50% higher than EPA estimates; CO...

Climate Change This Week: The Real Climate Tax, Methane Mess, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

US Taxpayers Footing Big Bill For Climate Change Inaction says a new analysis, reports Kieran Cooke at RTCC. Hurricane Sandy, enhanced by rising sea l...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater conce...

Colorado's Groundbreaking Climate Fix

Auden Schendler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Auden Schendler

No state has ever seriously considered aggressive leak detection and repair (of if you prefer, the awesomely acronymed LDAR, pronounced El-Dar!) on natural gas infrastructure, but these rules do just that.

This Study May Change The Way You Think About Natural Gas

Rod Kuckro | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Rod Kuckro

Just a few years ago, it seemed the nation's good fortune for having discovered abundant fuel to make electricity and manufacture a host of everyday products might be reversed by a handful of critics. But a recent study from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of Texas may be the single most comforting piece of news this year for gas producers, their customers and everyone concerned about emissions and air quality.

Last Hours for Humanity?

Tom Weis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Earth is sending us an urgent and unmistakable message, one that we ignore at our own peril. Failure to drastically slash carbon emissions now could mean the end of humanity.

Fracking Water: It's Just So Hard to Clean

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fracking wastewater can contain massive amounts of brine (salts), toxic metals, and radioactivity. And so the gas companies have a problem: what to do with the stuff.

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

Jon Entine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
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.

China's Coal Policy: A Bait and Switch

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change?  Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?

Natural Gas Study: Allays Fears for Some, Inspires Hot Air From Others

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The rise of two particular techniques -- horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing or fracking -- to extract natural gas from layers of shale buried deep beneath the earth has engendered broad concern and debate about the environmental damage fracking can bring.

Don't Let the Industry Frack the Facts About Methane Pollution

Philip Radford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The fossil fuel industry desperately wants to get us hooked to its latest product before we have time to adequately study it.

Kate Sheppard

New York Enviros To Obama: No Fracking Way!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Anti-fracking activists confronted President Barack Obama as he toured upstate New York on Friday. Organizers reported that more than 500 protesters s...

Natural Gas: the Bridge to Nowhere

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Natural gas, whose principal constituent is methane, is touted as a "bridge fuel" to be used in a transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Switching would theoretically combat global warming by decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. It is not that simple.