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Methane Emissions

Kate Sheppard

White House Releases Plan To Address Potent Greenhouse Gas | 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...

Kate Sheppard

New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps And Apps' To Convince Citizens To Help | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration's Climate Data Initiative unveiled on Wednesday uses "maps and apps" to help convince Americans to make clima...

Colorado Gov. Touts New Air Pollution Rules

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is touting the state's new air pollution curbs on the oil and gas industry — but he insists that loc...

How Bill McKibben Ruined My Life

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

If I am going to be informed about our dismal future living on a carbon-crammed planet I want you to be miserable right alongside me. We will sink or swim together. Literally. Bottoms up!

Kate Sheppard

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

Easy, Last-Minute Ways To Thank Earth On Thanksgiving

Posted 11.27.2013 | Green

Thanksgiving is upon us, and as you contemplate what you are thankful for, don’t forget your thanks for Mother Nature. After all there would be no f...

Study: U.S. Methane Emissions Much Higher Than EPA Estimates

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a n...

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.

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.

Study Paints Different Picture Of Fracking Methane Emissions

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared,...

Controversy Erupts Over Arctic Methane Claims

Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

By Becky Oskin, LiveScience Staff Writer: A scientific controversy erupted this week over claims that methane trapped beneath the Arctic Ocean coul...

NY, 6 Other States Suing EPA Over Drilling Methane

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH — Seven Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states announced plans Tuesday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it is violati...

New Possible Energy Source May Risk 'Unleashing The Monster'

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 01.11.2013 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A half mile (800 meters) below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the ...

Is The New Global Climate Change Agreement Missing Something Major?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.17.2012 | Green

A recently announced climate change agreement between the United States and several other countries aims to reduce pollutant emissions, but it is draw...

Methane in the Twilight Zone (Third Episode)

Nathan Currier | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

Do you like CSI? I remember the esteemed climate scientist Michael MacCracken once saying that climate researchers need to be like CSI investigators, prying out the truth from obscure clues.

This Little Piggy Made Energy (With Methane)

Neil Wagner | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner


Methane in the Twilight Zone (Second Episode)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

The most important paper on climate change in quite a while was published two days ago in Science (Shindell et al, 2012: read about it here). But sorr...

Methane in the Twilight Zone (First Episode)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

Last month saw methane emissions entering the twilight zone for the first time. By an odd quirk of timing, two incongruous things happened virtually at once.

Methane and the Fierce Urgency of Now

Nathan Currier | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

'Methane Apollo' is my name for what might help us -- an Apollo-like half-decade project centered on massive methane reductions from gas and oil, coal mining, landfills, agricultural waste, and wastewater.

New Concerns That Brazilian Dam Will Create A 'Methane Factory'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Last month's worldwide protests against the Brazilian government's Belo Monte Dam project may have ended, but concerns about deforestation and displac...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Eco Etiquette: Will The BP Oil Spill Worsen Global Warming?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. The oil and dispersants i...

Copenhagen, Methane Emissions, and the Arctic

Armond Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Armond Cohen

Reducing methane emissions could bring quick results, because its warming lasts only 10 years, while CO2 warming already in place will continue for centuries.

Eco Etiquette: Is Recycling Bad For The Environment?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I have been hearing reports that recycling is bad. That the costs of shipping, mostly the carbon emissions from them, counteract any benefit from recy...

How to Green Your 2010

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or lifestyle changes, here are four key measures you can take to make 2010 easier on the planet.