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Boards of selectmen hosting informational sessions. Residents packing town halls and school auditoriums to learn about a proposed natural gas
pipeline that would cross the state's northern hem, starting at the New York border and passing through ...
Two dozen protestors were arrested Monday morning in Washington D.C. in a demonstration against proposed liquefied natural gas
(LNG) export terminals in the U.S., according to environmental groups reporting from the scene. Maryland’s ...
Two dozen protesters were arrested in Washington on Monday while demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing and the U.S. gas
industry's push to sell "fracked" liquefied natural gas
abroad.Protesters blocked entrances to the Federal Energy ...
Standing on a dirt road outside his aging barn, Walter Jaworski, a former veterinarian turned cattle rancher in this rural part of north-central Massachusetts, points south across his 200 acres of forest and pasture to a nearby tree line. If ...
People who live among the fracking
fields of Pennsylvania should expect considerable leaking of methane from natural gas
wells into the groundwater and atmosphere, according to new research by a professor who has been a consistent critic of the ...
Earlier this week, the Heartland Institute convened its Ninth International Climate Change
Conference in Las Vegas. A nonprofit, free-market think tank in Chicago with a $6 million annual budget, Heartland has been hosting conferences since 2008 ...
Within the past six weeks, former Republican Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and 16 former generals and admirals have issued stern warnings about the serious economic and national security risks America faces by failing to address climate
After a decade in which coal has been grabbing an ever-larger share of the world’s energy supply, could coal’s boom be about to turn to bust? Both the United States and China are planning to curb coal, and analysts say the repercussions for the ...
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change
requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of ...
Visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science can stand beside an enormous rotating drill bit, take a virtual ride down a fracking
well and run their fingers along the smooth, dark surface of the Barnett Shale, the natural gas
-rich rock that ...
protection advocates have applauded the EPA's recent power plant regulations, but environmental lawyer Bill Snape tells host Steve Curwood, the new rules don't deal with methane, and that could be a serious problem for the ...
North Carolina could soon be deluged with cheap and abundant natural gas
from the Marcellus Shale through a major pipeline expansion that could dampen urgency to incubate a home-grown fracking
Proposals to build a new ...
Environmentalists have bitterly condemned a new EU research fund which invites shale gas
firms to apply for EUR113m (£90m) of subsidies, under a programme designed to encourage ‘competitive low carbon energy’.
The Horizon 2020 research ...
President Obama is trying to lay the groundwork for a new international climate change
agreement. Meanwhile, his counterpart Down Under, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is trying to pull the rug out from under him.
One widely ...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) June 2nd regulation proposal hit all the expected chords. Following on the heels of a January regulation for new power plants, the Clean Power Plan focuses on all existing electric generation. By ...
In talking about how to eliminate carbon emissions, I`ve written about three general methods:
Ask for change
We`re well beyond asking, so encouragement seems the next step. ...
Up to 10 per cent of B.C. natural gas
wells are leaking and some have become “super-emitters” of methane, which is an environmental and health concern, says a new report.
Wells can leak from their drill holes as gas
can travel along gaps ...
The Obama administration has proposed new rules intended to limit carbon emissions from electrical power plants. The rules are objectionable to virtually all Republicans as they extend federal environmental regulation, at least ...
This week, President Obama announced new EPA regulations on power plants -- the centerpiece of his second-term effort to fight climate change
. The expected chorus of condemnation from Republicans -- who, for the most part, don't even accept ...
WITH a metallic gas
p, the chute opens its metal jaws and deposits precisely 230,000 pounds of coal into the railway car. The pour is carefully calibrated to create an aerodynamically efficient heap; sealant is sprayed evenly across the coal’s ...
The cries of protest have been fierce, warning that President Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gas
es from power plants will bring soaring electricity bills and even plunge the nation into blackouts. By the time the administration is finished, one ...
CONVENTIONAL wisdom, strongly promoted by the natural gas
industry, is that natural gas
drives down American emissions of carbon dioxide, by substituting for carbon-rich coal. The climate
stabilization plan announced by the Obama administration ...
The new rules announced Monday to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants represent President Barack Obama's boldest effort yet to counter climate change
, guidelines that supporters and critics alike cast as a turning point in U.S. ...
Barack Obama took personal charge of the campaign for historic new climate change
regulations on Monday, defending a 30% cut in carbon pollution from power plants from a backlash by business lobbies, conservative groups and Democrats in oil and ...
Coal built the modern world and still makes its lights glow, but we've reached a turning point in our love affair with this powerful and ancient fuel.
The world—with China and the U.S. in the lead—burns more coal now than ever, and our ...