All Articles on Methane

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Trump EPA Plan to Gut Emission Rules for Oil and Gas Industry Denounced as 'Beyond Comprehension'
"If Trump is reelected and this rule sticks, it is probably the single most consequential near-term climate decision of his presidency."
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Ice floe with polar bear in Beaufort Sea. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library) Views
Climate Change: Mind-Blowing Warnings from Arctic and Antarctica
We all need to be worried.
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As Planet Edges Closer to Multiple Climate Tipping Points, Scientists Identify First Active Methane Gas Leak in Antarctica
"It is not good news."
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'Resounding' Win for Public Health and Climate as Judge Blocks Trump Attempt to Gut Methane Restrictions
"The judge basically rejected every attempt by the Trump administration to gut these common-sense waste prevention measures on behalf of their oil and gas industry cronies."
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez's Fracking Ban Act as 'Essential and Urgent Climate Action'
"The path to a Green New Deal starts with bold action to restrict the supply of fossil fuels, and that is precisely why a ban on fracking is an absolute necessity."
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Flames from a flaring pit News
Study Suggests Fossil Fuel Use Emits Up to 40% More Climate-Heating Methane Than Previously Thought
The lead author said that one positive implication of the research is "if we can reduce our emissions, it's going to have more of an impact."
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The food system has to change in significant ways if it hopes to continue amidst changing climates and disappearing landscapes. (Photo: The Ecologist) Views
Environmental Changes in our Food System
Consumers are calling for greater sustainability across the board, and the agriculture industry is no exception.
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At factory farms, thousands of animals are raised in confined spaces, producing a massive amount of waste stored in manure lagoons. (Photo: KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Cory Booker's Halt on Factory Farms Would Help the Climate
Data from the EPA shows a steady increase in agriculture-related greenhouse gas emissions, much of it linked to industrial systems of crop production and the rise of factory farms over the last two decades.
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2018 fracked gas well blowout in rural ohio News
This So-Called Bridge Fuel 'Leads to Hell': Blowout at ExxonMobil Fracking Site Among Nation's Worst-Ever Methane Leaks
New data about the 2018 incident sparks fresh warnings about the dangers of natural gas and renewed calls for a rapid transition to renewable energy.
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In the first two decades after its release, methane traps over 85 times more heat in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2). (Photo: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images) Views
The Recent Natural Gas Blowout in South Texas Highlights the Need for Strong Regulation
The proposed rollback of existing methane standards would allow oil and gas wells to release both methane and VOCs with virtually no control.
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