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Natural gas as a means to produce electricity is being hailed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the fuel that can act as a "bridge" between carbon
-heavy coal and zero-carbon renewables, helping to reduce humans' impact on the ...
A new study has found that a small number of gas wells are releasing significant quantities of methane into the air even before they are hydraulically fractured, or fracked.
The paper, published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of ...
Because natural gas has less carbon
than dirty coal, gas producers and even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have applauded it as a cleaner alternative. Hopefully, a joint study from researchers at two universities ...
Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows.
Using a plane ...
We hear a lot about climate change, especially now that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published another report. At the same time, oil
is reaching limits, and this has an effect as well. How do the two issues ...
Trillion-dollar shifts in investments are needed to scale up the use of renewable energy sources if runaway climate change is to be prevented, a UN report has warned.
Published today after a week of deliberations in Berlin, the ...
California is known for the twin threat of natural disasters from drought and earthquakes, with both phenomena certain to give many residents serious concern.
But there is one group that is starting to reap serendipitous marketing ...
The share of total global electricity production generated by renewable energy is climbing, mainly because solar photovoltaic systems are becoming less expensive, according to a report released Monday by the United Nations Environment Programme ...
Loose pipe flanges. Leaky storage tanks. Condenser valves stuck open. Outdated compressors. Inefficient pneumatic systems. Corroded pipes.Forty separate types of equipment are known to be potential sources of methane emissions during the ...
Scientists have long expressed concern about how a lack of data and access to drilling sites prevents a complete scientific assessment of how hydraulic fracturing and oil
and gas production affect the climate, environment and public ...
As rail shipments of crude oil
have risen in Northern California, so has opposition in many communities along rail lines and near the refineries they supply.
Concerned about the potential safety and environmental hazards of 100-car ...
The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil
and natural gas production.
The methane strategy is the latest ...
The U.S. now contributes more than 10 percent of the total global crude oil
supply as of the end of 2013, a result of the advances in hydraulic fracturing and drilling technology that are driving the oil
and gas boom in Texas, North Dakota and ...
The administration's latest effort to curb domestic climate change contributions sidesteps Congress but promises friendly cooperation with the industries most responsible for methane emissions. It is part of the long-term executive Climate Action ...
The White House on Friday opened the way to cutting emissions of methane from the oil
and gas industry, saying it would study the magnitude of leaks of the powerful greenhouse gas.The announcement seemed designed to please the ...
The Obama administration is ordering federal agencies to take on emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane in an effort to fight climate change.The sweeping interagency plan highlights new steps the administration will take to cut ...
Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have sparred over education. The issues of officeholder ethics and equal pay have also surfaced.
But in the head-to-head battle for Texas governor that began well before each party officially nominated its ...
The city councils of both Berkeley and Richmond unanimously passed resolutions last night calling for tighter regulation of the shipping of crude oil
by rail through the East Bay. The Berkeley resolution went further, committing Berkeley to ...
For almost all our lives, many in North America have lived in a culture that affirmed a belief in the limitless and uncomplicated production of oil
In the US, the land of plenty, and Canada, the land of vast reserves, oil
Environmentalists using a Keystone XL template to battle natural gas export terminals can draw a powerful parallel between the infrastructure projects -- both would speed up the development of vast fossil fuel pools -- but face longer odds ...
Technological advances in drilling efficiency are one of the reasons shale oil
and natural gas production continues to skyrocket in six of America's biggest oil
and natural gas fields, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration ...
Fracking for crude oil
is big business in North Dakota, but with that oil
is coming a steadily increasing amount of wasted natural gas that is burned off, releasing large amounts of climate change-driving carbon
dioxide into the atmosphere, ...
The Government and fracking companies have launched a joint charm offensive in a bid to win “a social licence” to operate from a general public that is widely opposed to shale
Duarte Figueira, who is heading up the ...
The White House plans to press ahead with more executive actions to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the coming weeks, including a government-wide strategy aimed at cutting methane emissions, according to top Obama advisers.
Methane, the ...
Colorado's tough, new air pollution rules for the oil
and gas industry were approved only a month ago but they're already making an impact in Texas, where lawmakers and energy companies have long resisted tightening air ...