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Millions Of Abandoned U.S. Oil Wells Still Spewing Methane

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Some of the millions of abandoned oil and natural gas wells in the United States are st...

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

Introducing 'Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat'

Steve Horn | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Colorado's First Couple of Pro-Fracking Front Groups

Jesse Coleman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Jesse Coleman

Colorado has emerged as a key battleground in the national debate over shale drilling and fracking. The state's oil and gas industry has over 50,000 hydraulically fractured wells, and plans to drill many thousands more every year into the foreseeable future.

If Greenhouse Gases Were A-Team Characters

Joylette Portlock | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Joylette Portlock

So, let me present the who's who of climate pollution, as if the offenders were characters on a certain beloved TV show from the 80s (and blockbuster movie from a few years ago).

Plentiful Natural Gas Won't Stop Climate Change, Study Says

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new s...

Satellites See Hot Spot Of Methane In U.S.

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite d...

Fracking's Unexpected Benefit: U.S. Manufacturing Oversight, Accountability

Sridhar Kota | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Sridhar Kota

If the U.S. is to reap the maximum benefits from the development of this resource, whether in manufacturing or in the quality of life of its citizens, it needs coherent federal strategies and partnerships that will build public appreciation of the impacts in all dimensions, and at global, national and local scales.

How Obama Cut the Deficit in Half -- And Made Us Pay the Price

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama deserves credit for delivering on his promise to shrink the deficit -- a promise that Mitt Romney and his tax cuts would surely have violated -- but Americans have to ask themselves whether they really want a smaller government.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Call On Obama To Regulate Methane Emissions From Oil And Gas Development

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 11.22.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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
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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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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.