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EPA's methane crackdown to come slow and easy

The Obama administration on Jan. 14 announced its long-awaited plan to control the oil and gas industry's emissions of methane, saying it would in the next decade cut in half leaks of the potent global-warming pollutant.

dateFeb 01, 2015 in Environment
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Mountaintop sensor finds high methane over LA

A study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles' annual emissions of methane, an important greenhouse gas, are 18 to 61 percent higher than widely used estimates.

dateJan 15, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Rolling lab tracks methane to its source

McHenry Township, Lycoming County. Equipped with a gray box, a map and an SUV, Thomas Lauvaux and a team from Penn State's Department of Meteorology has been at it for hours, taking measurements and racking ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Environment
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Is natural gas a 'bridge' to a hotter future?

Natural gas power plants produce substantial amounts of gases that lead to global warming. Replacing old coal-fired power plants with new natural gas plants could cause climate damage to increase over the ...

dateDec 08, 2014 in Environment
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Alaska shows no signs of rising Arctic methane

Despite large temperature increases in Alaska in recent decades, a new analysis of NASA airborne data finds that methane is not being released from Alaskan soils into the atmosphere at unusually high rates, ...

dateNov 17, 2014 in Environment
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