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After decades of debate and with growing anxiety about climate change
, the planet is no closer to a systematic solution to our collective energy challenge. Yet still we try.
At its impressive Vancouver gathering, National Geographic ...
They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities' lifestyles are far from an environmentalist's dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly ...
In the Climate
One video clip Trevor Houser, a partner in the Rhodium Group and climate
negotiator at the 2009 COP15 climate
conference in Copenhagen discusses a “middle road” for natural gas
.Despite the good news that at the end of 2012 ...
The world's predicament on climate change
reminds me of an old saying: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.'
Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gas
es grew faster ...
Total greenhouse gas
emissions in the US fell by 3.4% over the course of 2012, taking the country more than halfway towards its reduction target for 2020, according to newly released figures.
The 19th edition of the US Environmental ...
You might have heard that the latest installment of the big new U.N. climate
report endorses fracking
, urging a "dash for gas
" as a bridge fuel to put us on a path to a more renewable energy future. These interpretations of the report are ...
methane emissions from some shale gas
wells in the eastern US could be orders of magnitude larger than the EPA has estimated, according to a report released this week.
In a paper entitled Toward a better understanding and ...
Study finds fracking
sites cause more damage to the environment than previously assumed Earlier this week, researchers with the Purdue and Cornell universities released a new study bound to further fuel already widespread opposition against the ...
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 ...
The world is on track for dangerous climate change
, having nearly lost room for further pollution in the mix of gas
es that make up the atmosphere. Despite a rise in clean, renewable energy supplies in certain countries, and a partial shift from ...
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 ...
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 ...
Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, has agreed to disclose more information about the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing, the process known as fracking
In an agreement with New York City's pension ...
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 ...
The White House has gotten a mixed response from industry and a mostly positive reaction from greens since unveiling the latest step in President Barack Obama's climate
strategy: a plan for reducing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) has issued its latest sobering report into climate change
impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. It maps out in no uncertain terms how warming temperatures will affect food prices, national ...
In Juliette, Georgia, Southern Company operates a coal-fired power plant that is the single largest source of planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.
In Kemper County, Mississippi, the same company is pioneering a ...
The release of a United Nations report detailing the pervasive effects of climate change
should serve as a call to action for the world’s nations to curb the emission of greenhouse gas
es, Secretary of State John Kerry argued Sunday ...
Environmentalism has "become a religion" and does not pay enough attention to facts, according to James Lovelock.
The 94 year-old scientist, famous for his Gaia hypothesis that Earth is a self-regulating, single organism, also said that ...
Activist investors in major fossil fuel companies have been filing shareholder resolutions that ask the corporations to disclose their plans to address global warming, and the potential carbon regulation that could be coming. Danielle Fugere, ...
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 ...
Methane emissions have decreased by 11 percent in the past 24 years, but they could pick back up by 2030 if actions aren’t taken to combat them. That’s why the powerful greenhouse gas
is the center of a newly announced strategy by the White ...
Environmentalists wary of plans to open the gates for U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas
(LNG) might be missing an opportunity to advance their primary goal, fighting global warming.
So say some advocates for climate change
action who ...
If you're wondering where oil and gas
production and hydraulic fracturing are happening near you, FracTracker has a new mapping tool that will help you find out.
Areas where America's 1.1 million oil and gas
wells, both conventional and ...
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 ...