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The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and ...
In the fight over hydraulic fracturing in California, opponents of the drilling process frequently argue that restrictions are needed because of the potential for a massive oil
boom in the state.
There could be rapid expansion, they ...
Even as China is investing more money than any other country in developing renewable electricity, its consumption of traditional fossil fuels is also rising steeply. Each year, roughly half the coal burned in the world is burned in China. In an ...
Institute and Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy released a groundbreaking report on yesterday using industry data that presents compelling evidence that the promise of a Monterey Shale
boom is a ...
Governments have set the wrong target to limit climate change. The goal at present--to limit global warming to a maximum of two degree Celsius higher than the average for most of human history--“would have consequences that can be described as ...
A major new study blows up the whole notion of natural gas as a short-term bridge fuel to a carbon
Natural gas is mostly methane (CH4), a potent heat-trapping gas. If, as now seems likely, natural gas production systems ...
A deep sea mission of genuine exploration Legacy of Britain's great flood Can UK science navigate around the Valley of Death Is graphene really a wonder-material?
Britain faces difficult choices about its future energy supplies yet every ...
While I was in Beijng last month to talk about online communication and climate change at a conference organized by Yale and Renmin University, I visited with Zou Ji, the deputy director of China’s National Center for Climate Change ...
snapshot Emissions of carbon
dioxide from fossil fuels and cement production reached a new high in 2012, rising 2.2 per cent over 2011 due chiefly to an increase in coal-burning China, scientists say.
Output of CO2 from these ...
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said a move by the European Union to target the oil
sands could have an indirect impact on the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline project because it will stigmatize Canadian oil
Canada has spent ...
A new multi-disciplinary study led by the University of Maryland calls for immediate action by government, private and commercial sectors to reduce vulnerability to the imminent threat of global peak oil
, which could put the entire US economy and ...
IN A new book, “The Frackers”, Gregory Zuckerman says of the late George Mitchell, a pioneer of the technique of hydraulic fracturing to tap “unconventional” reserves of oil
and gas, that “his impact eventually might even approach that of Henry ...
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed reducing the amount of ethanol that is required to be mixed with the gasoline supply, the first time it has taken steps to slow down the drive to replace fossil fuels with renewable forms of ...
Energy efficiency will have to play a much more central role if countries are to bring down emissions and tackle rising energy bills, according to a major new report which also warns the world remains on course for dangerous levels of climate ...
These are busy days in the Polish capital Warsaw, even if it doesn't show. The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 19 has opened at the National Stadium, while on the other side of the river Wisla the Polish far right gathered for their ...
The "pitch" on climate at COP19 in Warsaw this week is how to persuade the big players to stay onside. However, there is also pitch, shale
gas and the avoidance of Russian gas on the local menu. Christiana Figueres is the leading UN official on ...
Like the underground shale
gas that Premier Christy Clark says will pave the way to a debt-free future, British Columbia appears caught between a rock and a hard place in balancing its hunger for a burgeoning liquefied natural gas industry and ...
Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) fell 4.9 percent in 2012 as declining deforestation rates and a drought-induced drop in cattle herds outweighed increased emissions from the energy sector, an independent study showed on ...
In most respects Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil
platform has little in common with the small drilling rig which stood, for a while, near the English village of Balcombe.
The giant Russian structure, pieced together from parts of a disused ...
For the last decade, the energy industry has been convinced that demand for oil
, gas and coal will keep growing quickly for the next 20 years; oil
prices will remain high, and China will continue to build two coal power stations a week. The ...
From Virginia to Colorado to Washington, voters on election day 2013 threw their weight behind politicians and policies that in one form or another limit the use of coal, oil
, or natural gas.
Energy from fossil fuels isn't likely to ...
Former prime minister John Howard has poured scorn on the "alarmist" scientific consensus on global warming in a speech to a gathering of British climate sceptics, comparing those calling for action on climate change to religious ...
dioxide injected into oil
and gas wells may have caused a series of minor earthquakes in Texas long before the adoption of current hydraulic fracking, according to a study published on Monday in a national science journal.The ...
Concerns are intensifying in the US about the troubling interdependence of the economy's water and energy needs. In particular, the vast quantities of water (about 40% of national water withdrawals) needed for cooling US power plants are making ...
Global emissions of carbon
dioxide may be showing the first signs of a "permanent slowdown" in the rate of increase.
According to a new report, emissions in 2012 increased at less than half the average over the past decade.