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20/12/2014
Behind New York's fracking ban | Photo, US News and World Report
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 ...   
17/12/2014
Fracking Banned in New York | Photo, Scientific American
Fracking 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 trapped ...   
12/12/2014
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 ...   
10/12/2014
Natural gas 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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
8/12/2014
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 ...   
3/12/2014
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 ...   
2/12/2014
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 ...   
2/12/2014
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 ...   
27/11/2014
It's nearly time for a reboot on global climate action. 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, ...   
18/11/2014
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 ...   
18/11/2014
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 ...   
18/11/2014
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 ...   
12/11/2014
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 emission ...   
3/11/2014
Dirty Energy, Dirty Tactics | Photo, Inter Press Service
"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 ...   
16/10/2014
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 ...   
16/10/2014
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 ...   
16/10/2014
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 ...   
11/10/2014
An unexpectedly high amount of the climate-changing gas 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. The ...   
10/10/2014
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 ...   
9/10/2014
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 ...   
9/10/2014
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 ...   
9/10/2014
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 ...   
7/10/2014
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 ...   
7/10/2014
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 ...   

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