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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 02.25.2014 | 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.

Hey Gov: You're Right on Zero Tolerance

Steve Fenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

As an organization of young people, we're pretty protective of the state of Colorado. Obsessive, even -- just like most Coloradans. And we'd like to live here for, well, ever. So we're willing to work to make sure that stays true.

Methane Leaks From Utah Gas Fields Could Signal A MUCH Bigger Problem

Posted 08.06.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: A new study of the air above a natural gas field in Utah suggests that far more methane gas may be escaping...

Exclusive: Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

Steve Horn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

What were the EPA's motives for doing an about-face on a key multi-year taxpayer subsidized study?

Obama EPA Censored Key Pennsylvania Fracking Water Contamination Study

Steve Horn | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

By law, the EPA is tasked to investigate groundwater contamination cases and punish violators of the law with criminal sentences. Instead, the industry has run roughshod over communities nationwide, letting polluters go free with no EPA accountability.

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Domestic Renewable Energy

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

. A true solution to climate change will have to recognize that it's a global problem and we're all in it together. Appeasing the fossil fuel industry by exporting dirty energy is not going to change this fact.

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Natural Gas, Fracking, Methane and Mexico

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Is that the ultimate aim of the Obama administration? To continue to extract natural gas and risk producing methane, which will continue to contribute to global warming, even though our domestic need for it might plummet, so that it can exported?

Moms and Babies Face Health Risks From Fracking

Molly Rauch | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has identified silica dust inhalation as a health hazard for workers around fracking operations, based on observations at well pads. Can this dust affect community members too?

Climate Change: China, U.S. Bring Toy Fire Truck to Seven-Alarm Fire

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.

A Rare Step Forward on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Since negotiations on global climate change began, it has been the case that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions could lead the world on the issue if they could agree with one another. They haven't gotten there yet, but they took a meaningful step on Saturday.