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New York is set to become the second state in the nation to ban fracking
.Hundreds of studies have linked the controversial oil and gas
extraction process – and the chemicals leaked from fracking
sites – to air and water contamination, as ...
has been banned in New York State since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium on the controversial technique-- which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas
When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President Barack Obama's plans to limit heat-trapping carbon pollution from ...
has been sold to us as the environmentally friendly fossil fuel compared to gas
or coal since it doesn’t release carbon emissions. We’ve learned that’s not true, since drilling for natural gas
can release methane, a far more potential ...
Serge Fortier has been trying for years to raise awareness about leaking wells along the St. Lawrence River. Nothing has been quite as effective as setting them on fire."The reaction came very rapidly," says Fortier, an environmental ...
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...
As negotiators gather in Peru for a critical round of climate
talks, U.S. delegates are straining to explain what they call a "counterintuitive' reality: For next year's global climate
agreement to be effective, commitments made under it must not ...
Hillary Clinton, widely assumed to be planning another presidential run in 2016, spoke at a League on Conservation Voters (LCV) fundraiser in New York yesterday evening, displaying her usual cautious positioning and avoidance of anything that ...
Hillary Clinton has offered mild criticism of the fracking
boom that has spread across the US under Barack Obama’s presidency, drawing another small distinction with his administration.
Clinton, who has yet to declare she is seeking the ...
It's nearly time for a reboot on global climate
The Kyoto Protocol of 2008 through 2012 succeeded in introducing the world to the concept of coordinated climate
action. Aside from creating a weak European carbon market, however, ...
Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking
in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling.The ...
Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm. They are preparing to put pressure on a president ...
Despite strong opposition from both elected officials in the affected areas and environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has approved fracking
in George Washington Forest. Objections to the plan came from members of Congress from ...
In what may prove to be a watershed moment in the fight against climate change
, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced from Beijing on Wednesday that they are pursuing ambitious new greenhouse gas
emissions from human activity are higher than ever, and we`re seeing more and more extreme weather and climate
events"¦.We can`t prevent a large scale disaster if we don`t heed this kind of hard science."
Question: Is ...
A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate
shows that without new climate
policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas
alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas
emissions worldwide over the ...
For President Obama, fracking
is a key weapon against global warming. Abundant natural gas
, he said in his State of the Union address this year, is a "bridge fuel" to ubiquitous renewable energy - the key to securing economic growth "with less of ...
A global fracking
boom will not help prevent climate change
, as cheap shale gas
would displace cleaner renewable energy and actually increase carbon emissions, according to a new study.
Because the burning of shale gas
, extracted through ...
An unexpectedly high amount of the climate
methane, the main component of natural gas
, is escaping from the Four Corners region in the U.S. Southwest, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and NASA.
One tiny section in the U.S. is responsible for a significant amount of the country`s methane emissions, according to new information released by scientists from NASA and the University of Michigan.
In a study published this week, they ...
One small spot in the U.S. Southwest is the surprising producer of the largest concentration of methane gas
seen across the nation.
Levels of methane over the Four Corners region are more than triple the standard ground-based estimate of ...
Global Frackdown is an international day of action calling for a ban on fracking
. This year`s event on Saturday, Oct. 11 will send a message to elected officials across the globe that the future should be powered by clean, renewable energy, not ...
The largest concentration of methane emissions seen in the U.S. over the past decade has been detected by satellite over the the most active coal-bed methane production area in the country -- the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah ...
The Singapore-flagged tanker BW Zambesi set sail with little fanfare from the port of Galveston, Tex., on July 30, loaded with crude oil destined for South Korea. But though it left inauspiciously, the ship's launch was another critical turning ...
The prolonged drought in California, now entering its fourth year, has altered the state`s mix of energy generation sources, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). That`s mixed news for those pushing for more reliance on ...