News tagged with natural gas drilling

US methane report further divides fracking camps

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major implications for a debate that has divided ...

dateApr 28, 2013 in Environment
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Wildfires light up western Australia

Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part of Australia ...

dateDec 07, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Global protests planned over gas drilling process

(AP)—More than 100 protests against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking are scheduled to take place around the world on Saturday, building on public concerns but also using an overly simplified message to ...

dateSep 22, 2012 in Environment
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New Yorkers say gas drilling not worth the risk

More than half of New York state residents believe that the environmental risks of natural gas drilling outweigh the revenues produced by such activity, according to the latest Empire State Poll conducted by Cornell's Survey ...

dateJun 11, 2012 in Environment
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EPA targets air pollution from gas drilling boom

(AP) -- Faced with a natural gas drilling boom that has sullied the air in some parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed for the first time to control air pollution at oil and gas wells, ...

dateJul 29, 2011 in Environment
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