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16/4/2014
Days after the U.N.-backed climate change panel of scientists urged a radical shift toward wind and solar energy to slow accelerating greenhouse-gas pollution, U.S. state attorneys general on Wednesday focused on ramped-up production of fossil ...   
15/4/2014
A new study has found that a small number of gas wells are releasing significant quantities of methane into the air even before they are hydraulically fractured, or fracked. The paper, published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of ...   
15/4/2014
Because natural gas has less carbon than dirty coal, gas producers and even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have applauded it as a cleaner alternative. Hopefully, a joint study from researchers at two universities ...   
15/4/2014
The United States has never exported much crude oil. We use so much of the stuff that we’ve always needed to import it from other countries. But even if we wanted to ship it away, there are laws that ban most all overseas crude exports. Now, as ...   
14/4/2014
By now it`s old news that the U.S. is in the midst of an oil and gas boom. In fact, with 30.5 billion barrels of untapped crude, our proven oil reserves are higher than they have been since the 1970s. But if that oil doesn`t stay in the ground, ...   
7/4/2014
Push to reduce methane leaks | Photo, Yale Environment 360
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 Outdated compressors.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 ...   
6/4/2014
An unexplained blast this week at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in rural Washington state, which injured workers, forced an evacuation and raised alarm about a potentially large second explosion, could focus attention on the risk of ...   
29/3/2014
The Obama administration on Friday announced a strategy to start slashing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle, and leaks from oil and natural gas production. The methane strategy is the latest ...   
28/3/2014
The administration's latest effort to curb domestic climate change contributions sidesteps Congress but promises friendly cooperation with the industries most responsible for methane emissions. It is part of the long-term executive Climate Action ...   
28/3/2014
The White House on Friday opened the way to cutting emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, saying it would study the magnitude of leaks of the powerful greenhouse gas.The announcement seemed designed to please the ...   
28/3/2014
The Obama administration is ordering federal agencies to take on emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane in an effort to fight climate change.The sweeping interagency plan highlights new steps the administration will take to cut ...   
26/3/2014
Environmentalists using a Keystone XL template to battle natural gas export terminals can draw a powerful parallel between the infrastructure projects -- both would speed up the development of vast fossil fuel pools -- but face longer odds ...   
20/3/2014
The White House plans to press ahead with more executive actions to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the coming weeks, including a government-wide strategy aimed at cutting methane emissions, according to top Obama advisers. Methane, the ...   
17/3/2014
Can Coal Ever Be Clean? | Photo, National Geographic
Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity. It produces 39 percent of global CO2 emissions. It kills thousands a year in mines, many more with polluted air. Environmentalists say that clean coal is a myth. Of course it is: Just ...   
6/3/2014
The Russian occupation of Crimea has raised concerns about the European Union’s dependence on its eastern neighbor for natural gas. The EU gets about 34% of its natural gas imports from Russia, a large portion of which transits Ukraine through a ...   
23/2/2014
Forecasters predict heavy rains will sweep in from the Pacific Ocean over much of California late next week. The state’s extreme drought will be far from over, but the shift from parched days to downpours illustrates on a short time scale one ...   
20/2/2014
President Obama directed federal agencies Tuesday to develop and issue new medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse-gas standards by March 2016. The new rules would build on standards passed in 2011 that are already projected ...   
16/2/2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said global warming is as big a threat as terrorism in a speech in the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants, seeking to burnish his credential as a climate champion before deciding on the proposed ...   
15/2/2014
DENNIS LITHGOW is an oil man, but sees himself as a manufacturer. His factory is a vast expanse of brushland in west Texas. His assembly line is hundreds of brightly painted oil pumps spaced out like a city grid, interspersed with identical ...   
14/2/2014
We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...   
13/2/2014
Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, it would have been easy to conclude that we were slowly but surely gaining in the war on climate change. "Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet,' the ...   
13/2/2014
A major study released today on one of the most important issues in the fracking debate gives at least a little ammunition to both sides. Fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation. The study concludes that the ...   
7/2/2014
Recent developments in Europe and the U.S. are setting the groundwork for a surge in Canadian tar sands production. In both regions, government leaders are considering proposals that would loosen import and export regulations for the ...   
6/2/2014
On January 31, President Barack Obama's U.S. State Department released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the northern leg of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.The State Department's FEIS argues that ...   
31/1/2014
In its final environmental review of TransCanada`s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department today acknowledges for the first time that the pipeline could "significantly impact" climate change. Unlike its previous reviews ...   

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