May 16th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
There's a new way to see how much methane is being released from Arctic lakes. Using synthetic aperture radar (SAR), a research team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks was able to study satellite images differently
February 21st, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Limiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating.
October 21st, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
While the major oil companies are saying pretty words about reducing emissions that promote a warming climate, in practice they are actually adding more pollution to the atmosphere than ever.
September 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Germany's Energy Watch Group says the methane emissions from natural gas are worse for the environment than carbon emissions from burning coal or oil.
December 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Hydroxyl, a free radical composed of one hydrogen atom and one oxygen atom, reacts with methane in the atmosphere, breaking it into its component parts and lessening how much it adds to global warming. The supply of hydroxyl is remaining constant, but for how long?
September 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Royal Dutch Shell, better known simply as Shell, announced on Monday a target to reduce and maintain its methane emissions intensity for all its oil and gas assets below 0.02% by 2025 which will see the company implement a variety of programs
June 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
A study by CIRES and NOAA finds US methane emissions from oil and gas operations are enough to offset any gains made by switching from coal to natural gas for making electricity over the past 10 years. Fixing the leaks would go a long way, but the industry can't be bothered.
April 8th, 2018 | by James Ayre
A new lawsuit has been filed against the US Environmental Protection Agency by 14 states due to the agency's slow action to date concerning the issuance of federal methane emissions standards, according to recent reports
March 1st, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
New reports by BNEF and EDF show that renewables have contributed as much to lower emissions from the power generation sector of the US economy as low cost natural gas.
November 2nd, 2017 | by James Ayre
Atmospheric methane levels rose fairly rapidly in 2016, as did atmospheric carbon dioxide levels (which saw the yearly average rise up to 403.3 parts per million), according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
September 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
New studies show that methane emissions from cows are worse than previously thought. There are two possible solutions -- feeding cows seaweed or stop eating beef.
August 26th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content
Oil and gas wells aren’t the first places that come to mind when you think of cleantech. Fossil fuels still present an inherent challenge for the planet. But even as it's working to accelerate the wind and solar revolution, one environmental organization has surfaced a crucial opportunity to protect the climate by reducing millions of tons of methane — a potent greenhouse gas — leaking from the oil and gas supply chain
July 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The US Court of Appeals for Washington, DC has ruled against Scott Pruitt and the EPA in their attempt to delay implementing a methane emissions rule put in place by the Obama administration.
May 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre
Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna has announced proposals that would see methane emissions from the oil and gas industry in Canada formerly regulated, according to recent reports
May 16th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales
After surveying more than 1,600 well pads in northeastern British Columbia's Montney formation, a joint study by the David Suzuki Foundation and St. Francis Xavier University concluded that fugitive methane emissions from the province's oil and gas sector "are at least 2.5 times higher than reported by the B.C. government."
May 10th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Members of the Republican Party sitting in Congress have been particularly good at sticking with the "party line" on a wide range of issues — even when that means pouring more pollution into their constituents' throats, working to increase the number of superstorms that slam the East Coast and the dramatic droughts that destroy the Southwest, voting through health care bills or amendments that make it much more expensive for normal Americans to get health care (apparently, just so the richest among us can keep more money in overinflated bank accounts), and pretending Donald Trump's potentially corrupt connections and actions in regard to Russia wouldn't have their faces exploding with range if it had been Obama in such a situation
October 14th, 2016 | by James Ayre
Methane emissions from the fossil fuel industry are “dramatically higher” than previously thought, according to a new study published in [&hellip
September 5th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on Skeptical Science. A relatively large number of research publications has appeared in the peer-reviewed literature since we [&hellip
March 14th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon A new report from Media Matters has revealed that US broadcast news coverage [&hellip
March 5th, 2015 | by Glenn Meyers
Oil and natural gas fields are notorious for leaking or flaring off excess methane, thus creating a staggering amount of [&hellip
January 29th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill
Energy Statoil and multinational GE announced a new collaboration between the two companies on Wednesday, aimed at developing more environmentally [&hellip
January 14th, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
The announcement this morning by President Obama of a revised target for US methane emissions is not just another gimmick [&hellip
October 9th, 2014 | by Roy L Hales
Originally published in the ECOreport Only months ago, US GHG emissions seemed to be shrinking. Apologists for natural gas productions [&hellip