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A new report from the Center for Climate
and Energy Solutions, C2ES, pegs US carbon dioxide emissions at levels not seen since the mid 1990's. Natural gas
replacing coal for power generation has helped to lower emission rates, but methane leaks ...
Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech ...
Over the next seven years, aggressive efforts to tackle greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, refineries, and pipelines, and especially to boost energy efficiency, could still keep the world on track to meet its goal of holding increases in ...
I recently agreed to join the board of directors of the Center for Sustainable Shale Gas
Development, a new organization founded by energy companies and environmental groups to reduce the environmental impacts of natural gas
production by ...
At Dan's Neighbourhood Pub near the outskirts of Fort Nelson, Randy Stainky takes another swig of beer and laments the straggly state of the moose he sees in the area these days.
Lana Lowe, director of the Fort Nelson First Nation Lands ...
Methane leaks could undo the climate change
benefits of America's natural gas
boom, a new report said on Tuesday.
The report, produced by the Centre for Climate
and Energy Solutions (C2ES), said America's shift from coal to gas
"Drill, baby, drill" has been replaced by "Frack, baby, frack."
That's supposed to be good for the planet, because fracking
- the hydraulic fracturing of rock formations such as shale - releases great dollops of gas
, whose carbon ...
During a major speech on climate change
last week, Governor Jerry Brown warned that the planet is quickly approaching a point of no return. If we don't act fast to reduce greenhouse gas
es, he said, "five years from now, it's over." The Oakland ...
It's easy to tick off the ways in which California is a leader in clean energy: It harvests more solar energy than any other state, has a program to curb greenhouse gas
emissions from the vehicles on its famously long highways, and launched its ...
Much more research is needed to determine the extent that greenhouse emissions leak from the processes used to drill for, produce and distribute natural gas
, according to a new report that examines the most recent science on the ...
We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide. And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment: ecocide. But we don't have a word for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on, ...
A coalition of 67 grassroots groups criticized the Environmental Defense Fund for its ties to natural gas
drillers in setting voluntary standards for hydraulic fracturing, a process opposed by many green advocates.
The activist groups, ...
A war of words is brewing over hydraulic fracturing and efforts to ban or limit it in California.
Activists who believe they've created negative buzz around the oil and gas
extraction process also called "fracking" have launched a new ...
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed an updated set of rules governing hydraulic fracturing, on public lands today. The controversial oil and gas
development technique--in which drillers blast millions of ...
Two months ago a story started ‘leaking’ out of Western Colorado about a fracked-gas pipeline break--loaded with cancer-causing benzene--with fluids heading toward and eventually into Parachute Creek which is a tributary to the Colorado River. As ...
It might be regarded as some sort of sick joke that the Great Barrier Reef happens to nestle beside the heart of Australia's fossil fuel export boom.
When the coal ships leave the Queensland ports, the two become one as the captains make ...
On a curve of the Potomac River 37 miles northwest of Washington, the Dickerson power plant has stood sentry over small villages, crop fields and horse farms for more than half a century.
Burning mostly coal and some natural gas
Thanks to its controversial nature, most people have some knowledge of shale gas
, the method used to extract it.
has boomed in recent years, energy experts have woken up to another unconventional source of ...
[Editor's note: Students from the State University of New York (SUNY) School of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY held their 2013 graduation ceremony yesterday. SUNY ESF's motto is "Improve Your World." Dr. Sandra Steingraber was ...
A domestic natural gas
boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas
overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects ...
Michael Levi is my favorite energy wonk -- and not just because we both had to endure waiting for hours in the cold outside the 2009 United Nations climate
-change conference in Copenhagen. (Though he got in first.)
Levi, the senior ...
The movement demanding that public interest institutions divest their holdings from fossil fuels is on a serious roll. Chapters have opened up in more than 100 US cities and states as well as on more than 300 campuses, where students are holding ...
After working 37 years in the coal mines of West Virginia, Ronny Justice punctuates his sentences with coughs. He lost his job a year ago, leaving him without health insurance just as he’s battling the early stages of black-lung ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
separates fossil fuels from rock more than a mile underground. The drilling technique, a boon for the natural gas
industry this past decade, also divides environmentalists. Greens, locally and globally, are losing sight of their common ...