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December 11, 2019: Wetlands are the biggest natural source of methane in the world.
December 11, 2019: Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016.
December 11, 2019: Methane emissions are on the rise, and new satellite data suggests Africa's tropics are responsible for at least a third of the recent increase.
December 1, 2019: ‘Global first’ project will help tackle climate change by lowering agricultural greenhouse gasesThe New Zealand livestock industry has begun a “global first” genetic program that would help to tackle climate change by breeding low methane-emitting sheep.There are about six sheep for each person in New Zealan...
November 28, 2019: Genetic modification, banned in Europe, could have ‘great potential promise’Gene-modifying techniques could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, helping to feed the world while combating the climate emergency, scientists have said.“Conventional [genetic] selection is extremely powerful,” said ...
November 27, 2019: Existing methods of spotting methane leaks haven't significantly curbed a source of pollution responsible for 6% of the energy sector’s global greenhouse gas emissions.
November 27, 2019: Four Democratic senators are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon a regulatory rollback they say benefits the oil and gas industry.The agency has twice issued proposals to roll back a 2016 Obama administration rule on methane...
November 27, 2019: NOT THAT KIND OF BLACK FRIDAY: Cities across the U.S. will see coinciding climate strikes Black Friday with youth protesters aiming to bring attention to climate action.The protests, organized by nine youth climate activist groups, will take place...
November 15, 2019: Millions of tonnes belched into atmosphere as policymakers overlook threat, researchers findThe methane emissions leaking from the world’s coalmines could be stoking the global climate crisis at the same rate as the shipping and aviation industries combined.Coalmines are belching millions of tonnes of methane into...
November 5, 2019: As it relates to the oil & gas industry, methane (CH4) emissions are a key topic embedded in our energy-environment discussion. And truth be told, the industry has been succeeding in its pledge to reduce them.
October 30, 2019: Scientists used buckets to scoop out methane bubbles from a spot in the Arctic sea.
October 27, 2019: First analysis of the environmental impact of the Munich festival reveals emissions costFor the millions of people who descend on Munich for the annual booze-drenched bash, Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer, bands and bratwurst.But as the dust settles for another year on the world’s largest folk festival, and d...
October 14, 2019: Tests conducted over the weekend at the Aliso Canyon gas facility showed no detectable levels of methane in the wake of a large wildfire that has charred a 7,900-acre swath in the hills of the northern San Fernando Valley.
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October 8, 2019: The researchers were able to scoop the bubbling water out of the sea with buckets.
September 14, 2019: New federal rules on methane measurement that take effect in January 2020 have kick-started innovation in technology and engineering in the oil and gas sector, making Canada a leader in the field.
September 9, 2019: Many of the methane-filled lakes on Titan were likely formed after explosions of warming nitrogen left dozens of empty craters dotting the surface of Saturn's largest moon.
September 6, 2019: The U.S. EPA just moved to roll back Obama-era regulations that target methane emissions. While smaller firms are happy about the regulatory relaxation, larger firms have urged the administration to preserve the rules. Are they looking out for themselves or for the industry?
September 4, 2019: President Trump ordered a rollback of Obama-era methane regulations which obliged the oil and gas industry to monitor and fix methane leaks across upstream, midstream, and downstream operations. The subsequent climate costs are likely to outweigh any economic or strategic benefit.
September 2, 2019: These are the Top Ten actions against climate change control of President Trump. Heading the list are two this week: supporting President Bolsonaro of Brazil, who laid the groundwork for the Amazon wildfires; and, rolling back regulation of leaks of methane.
August 30, 2019: Environmental experts worry about the consequences of Thursday's announcement
August 30, 2019: Trump administration's move to weaken pollution rules is a missed opportunity to tackle a solvable climate problem
August 29, 2019: If the proposal is adopted, the government would no longer require oil and gas companies to inspect for and repair methane leaks from wells and pipelines.
August 29, 2019: The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back regulations on methane emissions on Thursday, The New York Times reported.An industry official with knowledge of the plan told the newspaper that the Environmental Protection Agency...
August 29, 2019: The Trump administration is set to roll back Obama-era limits on emissions of methane at oil and gas wells on Thursday, a government source said, relaxing standards on one of the main pollutants scientists link to climate change.