All Articles on Methane

An satellite view of the Laptev Sea, Siberia. (Photo: NASA) News
Researchers Worry Methane Discovery in Arctic Ocean Could Signal Dangerous New Climate Feedback Loop
"Climate warming is awakening the 'sleeping giants' of the carbon cycle," warned one researcher.
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A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, North Dakota. News
'Be Afraid—Be Very Afraid': Methane Ruling Seen as Ominous Sign With Barrett Poised to Join Supreme Court
The judge delivered a "puzzling and unsupported conclusion that the Bureau of Land Management can't limit methane waste because that would reduce greenhouse gas pollution."
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"The oil industry may be dying, but it will still pollute us for decades after its death." Views
A Dying Industry is Leaving A Deadly Legacy
An important new investigation examined the issue of the shocking state of over three million abandoned oil and gas wells in the United States.
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A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on outside Williston, North Dakota. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) News
Trump EPA Plows Ahead With 'Mind-Bogglingly Stupid and Destructive' Rollback of Methane Emissions Rules
"Even for the Trump administration, this is an appalling new low."
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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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