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Methane Emissions

New Methane Rules Could Help U.S. Meet Climate Targets

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency can cut methane emissions from oil and gas pro...

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...

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...

Beware the LNG Memes

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
G. Elijah Dann

A current, notable example of the power of memes, are those continually repeated in defense of massive, worldwide, liquefied natural gas (LNG) proposals.

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.

Google Takes On Rogue Methane Emissions

Reuters | By Edward McAllister | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc's Street View cars have captured the world's roads, highways and back alleys for ye...

Hollywood Environmentalist Video Sting: Who Needs Solutions When You've Got Distraction?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Hemingway and Begley are devoted environmentalists; the Tickells are filmmakers who have dedicated most of their adult lives to promoting clean energy. Does a petty and possibly illegal scheme to entrap them accomplish anything?

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...

WATCH: Eat Less Meat, Save The Planet

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green

A new study released this week sheds light on just how much decreased meat consumption would benefit the planet. Climate Focus, an advisory compan...

HUH? Argentina May Be Putting Cow Farts To Good Use

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

Scientists in Argentina may have just the answer to combat global warming. With cows being responsible for up to 25 percent of the methane gas rele...

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...

Kate Sheppard

New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps And Apps' To Convince Citizens To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 04.28.2014 | 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

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...

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...