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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 ...
Australians like to think of themselves as green. Their island country boasts some 3 million square miles of breathtaking landscape. They were an early global leader in solar power. They’ve had environmental regulations on the books since ...
Using natural gas
to produce electricity is a major part of the Obama administration's policy on climate change
, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants in favor of renewables and natural gas
-fired plants that ...
Ahead of a day-long climate
summit scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a portrait of a conflicted Obama administration has emerged.
While President Obama and his advisors have ...
emissions from the production and use of shale gas
would be comparable to conventional natural gas
, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new ...
On a cloud-heavy Sunday morning, hundreds of thousands of people snaked down Manhattan’s west side for a march calling attention to the impact of climate change
. Dozens of marching bands, two-story-tall puppets and banners of all kinds flanked a ...
Few figures in the climate change
debate are as polarizing as former Vice President Al Gore. His fans and his enemies are equally rabid, and his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth is still probably the most-referenced document on climate change
Al Gore still loves his graphs. He’s lost weight since going vegan and his hair has turned gray, which suits him. But watching him host the 24 Hours of Reality event this week was like stepping into a time machine.
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo called on US president Barack Obama to ban fracking
and make the US the renewable energy capital of the world on Tuesday.
Ruffalo made the plea in a press call hosted by Food & Water Watch, which released ...
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has gained popularity over recent years, and given the controversy over this practice, new research decided to lay out some of its environmental pros as well as cons.
Fracking involves blasting huge ...
Research has shown that advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas
within grasp. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Fracking
Assessed in New Study
The environmental ...
One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton's plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered ...
Ministers are determined to get fracking
under way in the UK as fast as possible, so it's a 'fait accompli' in time for the election, writes Alex Stevenson. With a firm pro-fracking concensus in Parliament, only one thing can frustrate their ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
The first thing to know about the U.N. Climate
Summit is that it's not a part of the formal global climate
Except it sort of is. By bringing together more than 100 heads of state in New York on Sept. 23, along with ...
A new poll has found the controversial possibility of fracking
operations coming to UK national parks and private land is opposed by the majority of the public.
In July, the government revealed that British national parks would be open ...