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Loose pipe flanges. Leaky storage tanks. Condenser valves stuck open. Outdated compressors. Inefficient pneumatic systems. Corroded pipes.Forty separate types of equipment are known to be potential sources of methane emissions during the ...
Activist investors in major fossil fuel companies have been filing shareholder resolutions that ask the corporations to disclose their plans to address global warming, and the potential carbon regulation
that could be coming. Danielle Fugere, ...
The lack of publicly available data on the UK's onshore oil and gas
drilling means there are significant "unknowns" about the safety of future fracking
wells, according to a new study. The research also found that public data from the US showed ...
The federal Environmental Protection Agency will join North Carolina regulators in addressing potential violations of the Clean Water Act at Duke Energy power plants, including a massive spill of toxic coal ash last month in the Dan River, state ...
Rep. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, asked lawmakers Thursday to fund a study on the health impacts of the onslaught of drilling and hydrolic fracturing close to front-range communities.
"Many Colorado families that live near oil and gas
Colorado's tough, new air pollution rules for the oil and gas
industry were approved only a month ago but they're already making an impact in Texas, where lawmakers and energy companies have long resisted tightening air ...
Hydraulic fracturing joins the usual local, state and federal offices on the Johnson County primary ballot Tuesday.
In the weeks leading up to the election, the divisive national debate has found its way into homes, cafes and even ...
A new landmark study in the journal Science found that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) inventory of greenhouse gas
es is undercounting total U.S. methane emissions by roughly 50 percent. Based on atmospheric sampling, the study ...
The oil and gas
industry has a dirty little secret, make that a dirty big secret ... no, make that one of the biggest, dirtiest secrets in U.S. history.
What is no secret these days is that the potential for negative environmental and ...
When Barack Obama took office in 2009, it was clear that if he could do four big things, his presidency would probably be judged a success.The first, of course, was to pull the country out of its desperate economic crisis. The second was ...
If you are not the sort of person who watches Meet the Press (because you are not an old person), you may have missed Sunday's "debate" between Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Mr. William Nye, Science Guy. Allow me to summarize: There is no ...
When Lynn Buehring leaves her doctor's office in San Antonio she makes sure her inhaler is on the seat beside her, then steers her red GMC pickup truck southeast on U.S. 181, toward her home on the South Texas prairie.About 40 miles down ...
A STUDY in the journal Science finds that the United States is putting a lot more methane, a potent contributor to global warming and the primary compound in natural gas
, into the air than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated. ...
A worker monitors water pressure and temperature at an Encana hydraulic-fracturing site outside Rifle. The process splits open oil- and gas
-bearing rock often located more than a mile underground. (Associated Press file)
The move to tap ...
Some of the nation's driest, drought-plagued places have quickly become its busiest hot spots of drilling for shale gas
and oil, especially in Texas, Colorado and California.
It's a dust-bowl-sized problem likely to become worse, ...
Women who live near natural gas
wells in rural Colorado are more likely to have babies with neural tube and congenital heart defects, according to a new study.
As natural gas
extraction soars in the United States, the findings add to a ...
The dangers of fracking
are no secret, but a study released this week shows the devastating impact the process can have on babies before they even have a chance to live their lives.
The unborn children of pregnant women who live within a ...
Are there any self-respecting environmental organizations out there that are still behind President Obama? After his State of the Union on Tuesday it's hard to imagine there could be. In his address, Obama proudly declared, "The 'all the above' ...
Davos tends to turn the hardest of heads. During the annual meetings, where businesses pay big bucks to rub shoulders with political leaders and thinkers, a contagious aura of smugness fills this Alpine valley like a fog, killing much sense of ...
For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation
, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the ...
Federal regulators are unlikely to step up enforcement of potential water contamination cases linked to natural gas
drilling - despite new concerns about water safety - given a lack of political will and limited resources to pursue such cases, ...
Mary Christina Wood has an unsparing view of the state of environmental protection in the United States today: On a host of fronts -- from climate change, to mountaintop removal mining, to the nationwide fracking
boom -- the federal and state ...
More than seven billion litres of water were used for fracking
in B.C. last year. If the government's liquefied natural gas
sector takes off, the water needed to get shale gas
out of the ground in the northeast corner of the province will likely ...
At the height of the 2011 drought, the worst one-year drought in Texas history, the president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas wrote to the head of the Public Utility Commission warning of unusual stresses on the power grid, “even for ...
Two-thirds of the UK's land will be available for fracking
companies to license, a government map published on Tuesday shows, with new areas opened up in the Midlands, Cumbria and Wales.
Ministers said major energy companies had ...