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April 13, 2021: Health officials in Los Angeles County said Wednesday they don't believe there will be any long-term effects from the methane gas leak in the LA suburb Porter Ranch. At the same time, the area of affected people has doubled in size. Mireya Villarreal reports.
April 12, 2021: A Cleveland grand jury declined to bring criminal charges against two police officers a year after they shot and killed a 12-year-old playing with a toy gun; a slow-motion environmental disaster is playing out in a small town north of Los Angeles
April 7, 2021: Carbon dioxide and methane emissions surged in 2020 even amid coronavirus shutdowns, according to research from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released Wednesday.Data collected at remote NOAA sampling...
April 6, 2021: Hundreds of environmental groups on Tuesday submitted a petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to curtail ethane and methane emissions responsible for smog.In a statement Tuesday, the Center for Biological...
March 28, 2021: CBS
March 25, 2021: Senate Democrats have introduced a resolution to roll back a Trump-era rule that limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate methane.The Hill first reported Wednesday that the lawmakers had drafted the legislation to use...
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March 24, 2021: Lawmakers are weighing using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse a Trump era-rule that limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate methane.Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-Ariz.) and Angus King (I-Maine) have drafted a...
March 20, 2021: The small town of Opal, Wyo., had to be evacuated following a large explosion at a nearby natural gas plant. The plant had to be shut down, but no injuries were reported. KUTV's Cristina Flores reports.
March 19, 2021: New York City produces more than 3 million tons of garbage a year, more than any other U.S. city. A third of that garbage is from food scraps and other organic material. The city has begun a new recycling program that turns organic waste into methane gas and powers homes. Jeff Glor reports.
March 18, 2021: Researchers found cows belched out 82% less methane after putting small amount of seaweed in their feed for five monthsFeeding seaweed to cows is a viable long-term method to reduce the emission of planet-heating gases from their burps and flatulence, scientists have found.Researchers who put a small amount of seawe...
February 26, 2021: In New Mexico, emissions from the oil and gas industry were 53% of state greenhouse gas emissions in 2018.
February 24, 2021: Methane emissions are wasted natural gas that could be sold, plus methane is a bad greenhouse gas.
February 21, 2021: Mars, Shmars; this voyager is looking forward to a submarine ride under the icebergs on Saturn’s strange moon.
February 2, 2021: The Biden administration is asking the courts to pause litigation over both the Trump administration’s rescission of California’s ability to set its own vehicle emissions standards and rollback of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. ...
January 29, 2021: In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how the term 'natural gas' might have something do with its eco-friendly image and what the 'Greta Thunberg effect' means.
January 8, 2021: The AQMD learned on Aug. 26 of an ongoing methane leak at the Sun Valley power plant and conducted an inspection.
November 23, 2020: The new technology raises the possibility that a patchwork of methane-sniffing sensors at oil and gas facilities could be used to generate real-time methane leak maps, giving firms the ability to dispatch technicians to stanch leaks almost as soon as they occur.
November 23, 2020: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have agreed to track and report methane emissions with greater accuracy and transparency, according to an announceetnt by the United Nations Environmental Program.
November 23, 2020: A group of 62 mostly-European oil and gas companies have agreed to both report their emissions of methane to a United Nations-linked group, and to targeted reductions for methane emissions.Methane is a greenhouse gas that is significantly more...
November 13, 2020: The Biden Administration can make serious progresses in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by focusing on large-scale methane emissions, including those outside the U.S.
November 11, 2020: Amid growing alarm about methane’s role in driving global warming, a Canadian firm has begun selling a service to detect even relatively small leaks. At least two rivals are on the way.
October 27, 2020: Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggeredScientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as the “sleeping giants of the carbon cycle” – have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope ...
October 22, 2020: Earlier this month, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and its parent agency the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), released its final proposed waste-reduction rule, which would require oil and gas operators to capture 98% of the natural gas they produced by 2026.
October 15, 2020: Methane emissions have jumped so far this year even as oil and gas production has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.The report from Kayrros, which analyzes methane leaks through satellite imagery, found visible methane emissions jumped 32...