Heat still on despite warming slowdown
The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100, a new study has found.
Flight of the methane hunters
At just a bit over crop duster height, University of Michigan researchers are flying through a 50-square-mile hotspot of the greenhouse gas methane over the U.S. Southwest.
Oklahoma geology group links earthquakes to oil waste wells
The Oklahoma Geological Survey said Tuesday it is "very likely" that most of the state's recent earthquakes were triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling operations.
Using scientific methods to evaluate trade-offs of hydraulic fracturing
In Colorado, drilling for oil and natural gas using hydraulic fracturing, sometimes referred to as fracking, is big business. But, questions about its impact on the air and water are far from settled.
New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants
You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big.
Increased levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes correspond to onset of fracking
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say that levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes - where 42 percent of readings surpass what the U.S. government considers safe - have been on the ...
Clay can be used for carbon capture
Carbon capture will play a central role in helping the nations of the world manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Many materials are being tested for the purpose of capturing CO2. New results sh ...
New report identifies possible next steps in US energy development
The U.S. energy portfolio changes over time. Scientific and technologic advances related to hydraulic fracturing have dramatically increased the supply of U.S. oil and gas; because of this, a methane economy ...
Shifts in electricity generation spur net job growth, but coal jobs decline
In the four years following the 2008 recession, the coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while the natural gas, solar and wind industries together created nearly four times that amount, according to a new Duke University ...
California's shift toward renewables makes energy harder to manage
California's electrical grid has a problem - a nice problem, but a problem nonetheless: The state often has too much power.
Model shows how gas giants could have survived and spun away from their star
Colliding helium and carbon monoxide particles don't have to drift apart
In a paper published on 24 March in Nature Chemistry, researchers from Nijmegen and Bordeaux showed under which special conditions carbon monoxide molecules and helium atoms do not fly apart immediately follow ...
Methane monitoring method reveals high levels in Pennsylvania stream
A new stream-based monitoring system recently discovered high levels of methane in a Pennsylvania stream near the site of a reported Marcellus shale gas well leak, according to researchers at Penn State and the U.S. Geological ...
Researchers see drop in methane emissions from natural gas local distribution systems
A team led by Washington State University researchers has found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years ...