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A new study released Tuesday suggests that the global oil and gas
industries allow as much as 3.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas
— and almost certainly far more — to escape into the atmosphere annually. The leakage rate represents at least ...
One of the most promising climate-change stories of the last decade was the steep plunge in US carbon dioxide emissions after 2005. Before then, US emissions had been rising relentlessly for decades. Suddenly, they were falling.
Controversial bills that would create a regulatory framework for fracking
in Florida passed committee hurdles on Tuesday over the objections of environmental groups and concerned citizens.
Members of the House State Affairs Committee ...
Coal, the No. 1 cause of climate change, is dying. Last year saw a record number of coal plant retirements in the United States, and a study last week from Duke University found that Even China, which produces and consumes more coal than the rest ...
It’s strange to remember how bitterly divisive the 2008 Democratic presidential primary battle was. Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s platforms and ideological positioning were awfully similar. And on the chief difference between them - ...
An anticipated cascade of litigation targeting the Obama administration's new drilling rule gained speed yesterday as a Wyoming lawsuit became the second legal challenge on court dockets so far.
Wyoming's suit accuses the Interior ...
The first major federal regulation
s on hydraulic fracking
were released on Friday by the US Department of Interior.The rules, which apply to all fracking
on land owned by the US government, are the first federal standards to regulate the ...
The Obama administration rolled out fracking
rules today that will regulate about 100,000 oil and gas
wells on public and tribal lands. The rules come after a long process, initiated in Obama’s first term, to regulate the now-booming industry, ...
A survey of American climate activists by Grist inspired us to conduct our own survey on the priorities of German activists. Both surveys include a dozen or so leading figures of the climate movement in each country. Before comparing the two, ...
The story of the rise and fall of Edward Doheny, the first oil baron of Southern California, would seem the archetype of a LA noir tale: A man rises from rags to riches and presents a veneer of respectability to the outside world, but behind ...
AN alliance of community and environmental groups has called for the Scottish Government`s moratorium on fracking
to be extended to cover underground coal gas
Almost 30 organisations and individuals, including residents’ ...
On his way out of office last November, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley opened the door to allowing fracking
in that state, albeit under heavy regulation
. That raised concerns that incoming pro-fracking Republican Governor Larry Hogan ...
The grinding, whining, constant hum of industrial activity - but not from a factory. The clamor was coming from the 109-foot oil well West Bay Exploration was drilling outside her back door.
In a residential ...
SCOTTISH energy minister Fergus Ewing’s decision to place a moratorium on the granting of new licences permitting shale oil and gas
exploration is, from one perspective, an opportunity for all interested parties to voice their support or raise ...
Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas
from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said ...
Hydraulic fracturing, a technology used to crack open difficult oil and gas
formations, appears to have set off a swarm of earthquakes near Fox Creek, Alberta, including a record-breaking tremor with a felt magnitude of 4.4 last ...
The government has been forced to change plans on where fracking
can occur across the UK after conceding to Labour’s calls to close 13 environmental loopholes in the industry’s regulation
Energy secretary Ed Davey accepted amendments to ...
A group of MPs failed to block plans for shale gas fracking
in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation
and a ban on fracking
in national parks.
Some 200 protesters including the designer Vivienne Westwood rallied outside ...
Just before Christmas, New York became the first US state with major shale gas
reserves to ban fracking
for health reasons. The industry was shocked, campaigners cheered and governments like Britain, desperate to exploit their own reserves, ...
The Obama administration's approach to regulating methane could signal a tougher approach to the growing domestic oil and gas
industry as President Obama tries to build his environmental legacy.Administration officials came down mostly on ...
The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas
sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States on a path to achieve this goal.
The U.S. ...
About 20 percent of California's oil and natural
-gas production uses hydraulic fracturing - with almost all of it happening in one corner of the San Joaquin Valley - according to the most authoritative survey yet released of fracking
in the ...
Carbon emissions and their role in driving climate change have been in the headlines for years. But recently another greenhouse gas
has made headlines: methane. As research has shown, when it comes to fueling climate change, methane is up to 20 ...
President Obama is tackling climate change again. The White House announced its latest move on Wednesday, directing the nation’s oil and gas
industry to cut methane emissions as much as 45 percent by 2025.
The executive action is an ...
The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas
wells near the desert trading post of Cuba, New Mexico, may be colourless and odourless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from space.
Satellites that sweep over the north of the energy-rich ...