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Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

California's effort to plug abandoned, chemical-spewing oil wells gets $35-million boost

California will receive significant federal funding to address abandoned oil wells, aiming to combat pollution and methane emissions. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
California

Opinion: California must lead way in slashing methane emissions from landfills

Reducing methane emissions is crucial to slowing global warming, with landfills being a significant source.
The California Air Resources Board plays a key role in regulating methane emissions from landfills and can lead the nation in addressing this pollution. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
2 months ago
California

California's effort to plug abandoned, chemical-spewing oil wells gets $35-million boost

California will receive significant federal funding to address abandoned oil wells, aiming to combat pollution and methane emissions. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
California

Opinion: California must lead way in slashing methane emissions from landfills

Reducing methane emissions is crucial to slowing global warming, with landfills being a significant source.
The California Air Resources Board plays a key role in regulating methane emissions from landfills and can lead the nation in addressing this pollution. [ more ]
morepollution
#climate-change
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Python

Pythons are eating the Everglades. Could eating them instead help fight climate change?

Burmese pythons in Florida may be a climate-friendly food source due to their efficient conversion of food and lower methane emissions. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
OMG science

Scientists hack weather satellite data to quantify methane leaks

Satellites repurposed to detect methane emissions
Real-time monitoring of major methane releases [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Environment

Oil and gas companies emit more climate-warming methane than EPA reports

Oil and gas industry emits three times more methane than estimated by the government. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 80 times more impactful than carbon dioxide. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Environment

IEA: Fossil fuel sector methane emissions unacceptably high DW 03/13/2024

Fossil fuel industry hit record high methane emissions in 2023
Immediate action needed to reduce methane emissions [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Environment

Energy sector methane emissions unacceptably high, IEA says DW 03/13/2024

Fossil fuel industry hit record-high methane emissions in 2023
Immediate action crucial to reduce methane emissions [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
OMG science

This methane-sniffing satellite will leave climate polluters nowhere to hide

Slashing methane emissions could have a significant impact on global warming.
MethaneSAT, developed at a cost of around $US88 million, will provide detailed methane emission data globally. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
Python

Pythons are eating the Everglades. Could eating them instead help fight climate change?

Burmese pythons in Florida may be a climate-friendly food source due to their efficient conversion of food and lower methane emissions. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
OMG science

Scientists hack weather satellite data to quantify methane leaks

Satellites repurposed to detect methane emissions
Real-time monitoring of major methane releases [ more ]
www.npr.org
4 months ago
Environment

Oil and gas companies emit more climate-warming methane than EPA reports

Oil and gas industry emits three times more methane than estimated by the government. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 80 times more impactful than carbon dioxide. [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Environment

IEA: Fossil fuel sector methane emissions unacceptably high DW 03/13/2024

Fossil fuel industry hit record high methane emissions in 2023
Immediate action needed to reduce methane emissions [ more ]
www.dw.com
4 months ago
Environment

Energy sector methane emissions unacceptably high, IEA says DW 03/13/2024

Fossil fuel industry hit record-high methane emissions in 2023
Immediate action crucial to reduce methane emissions [ more ]
Nature
4 months ago
OMG science

This methane-sniffing satellite will leave climate polluters nowhere to hide

Slashing methane emissions could have a significant impact on global warming.
MethaneSAT, developed at a cost of around $US88 million, will provide detailed methane emission data globally. [ more ]
moreclimate-change
#environmental-impact
Kqed
4 months ago
Environment

Bay Area Researchers Find Oil and Gas Companies' Methane Output Surpasses EPA Reports | KQED

Oil-producing areas have higher methane leaks due to lack of infrastructure for gas transport.
Pennsylvania's focus on natural gas production results in less methane wastage. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Environment

Oil Fields Release Far More Methane Than Thought, Study Finds

Oil and gas producers may be emitting more methane than estimated
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with significant impact on global warming. [ more ]
Kqed
4 months ago
Environment

Bay Area Researchers Find Oil and Gas Companies' Methane Output Surpasses EPA Reports | KQED

Oil-producing areas have higher methane leaks due to lack of infrastructure for gas transport.
Pennsylvania's focus on natural gas production results in less methane wastage. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Environment

Oil Fields Release Far More Methane Than Thought, Study Finds

Oil and gas producers may be emitting more methane than estimated
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with significant impact on global warming. [ more ]
moreenvironmental-impact
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Environment

Methane emissions from energy sector remain at historic highs, fueling climate crisis

Global energy sector methane emissions at record levels
Focus on reducing methane emissions from fossil fuels to combat climate crisis [ more ]
#global-warming
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Environment

Fossil fuel firms must plug methane leaks to meet climate targets, warns watchdog

Fossil fuel companies must pay billions to reduce methane emissions to meet climate targets.
Many leaks in fossil fuel operations can be easily plugged using best practices adopted globally. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
4 months ago
Environment

This methane-detecting satellite will track down polluters from space

Methane is potent in the short term, lasting only around 12 years, making its reduction crucial.
The new satellite MethaneSAT will play a key role in identifying methane leaks globally, aiding in emission reduction efforts. [ more ]
Bitcoin Magazine - Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights
7 months ago
Environment

Bitcoin Mining Can Help Fight Methane Emissions

Mining can have a positive impact in the fossil fuel industry by reducing methane emissions.
Capturing and utilizing methane is crucial in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by 2050. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
Environment

Fossil fuel firms must plug methane leaks to meet climate targets, warns watchdog

Fossil fuel companies must pay billions to reduce methane emissions to meet climate targets.
Many leaks in fossil fuel operations can be easily plugged using best practices adopted globally. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
4 months ago
Environment

This methane-detecting satellite will track down polluters from space

Methane is potent in the short term, lasting only around 12 years, making its reduction crucial.
The new satellite MethaneSAT will play a key role in identifying methane leaks globally, aiding in emission reduction efforts. [ more ]
Bitcoin Magazine - Bitcoin News, Articles and Expert Insights
7 months ago
Environment

Bitcoin Mining Can Help Fight Methane Emissions

Mining can have a positive impact in the fossil fuel industry by reducing methane emissions.
Capturing and utilizing methane is crucial in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by 2050. [ more ]
moreglobal-warming
english.elpais.com
4 months ago
Environment

Climate czar John Kerry resigns amid growing fears of Trump's return

The U.S. and China jointly pledge to reduce methane emissions.
John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua play key roles in global climate diplomacy. [ more ]
Truthout
5 months ago
Environment

Oil and Gas Industry Could See Methane Pollution Fees Exceeding $1 Billion

The IRA has financial incentives and penalties for reducing methane emissions
The EPA is taking measures to monitor and penalize methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Environment

President Biden just pledged to shut down 60% of America's electric power

The Biden administration announced two climate policies at the COP28 conference in Dubai.
The policies aim to eliminate coal plants and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. [ more ]
#methane emissions
KQED
7 months ago
Environment

EPA Aims to Combat Climate Change with New Methane Reduction Rules | KQED

The EPA estimates that the new methane emissions rule will capture or prevent enough methane to heat nearly 8 million American homes for a winter.
The rule is expected to have net financial benefits of at least $7.3 billion per year from 2024 to 2038, including cost savings, climate benefits, and health benefits. [ more ]
Axios
7 months ago
Environment

Curbing powerful methane emissions is a major focus at the COP28 climate summit

Stemming methane emissions, particularly from the oil industry, is a major focus at COP28.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced final rules to cut methane from oil and gas operations, estimating a reduction of 58 million tons of emissions from 2024 to 2038.
COP28 is prioritizing efforts to reduce methane emissions, including the mobilization of over $1 billion in grants to help countries cut methane. [ more ]
subscriber.politicopro.com
7 months ago
Environment

New EPA Methane Rule Will Slash Emissions from Oil and Gas

More U.S. oil and gas operations will be regulated for methane than ever before under sweeping new federal standards.
The final rule aims to deeply cut methane emissions by requiring equipment upgrades and regular leak inspections. [ more ]
www.dw.com
7 months ago
Environment

COP28: Germany praises efforts to curb methane emissions DW 12/03/2023

Germany supports initiatives to reduce methane emissions and sees them as a way to quickly make an impact in the fight against climate change.
Germany is focusing on reducing methane emissions in the energy sector, particularly in the production of gas and oil. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Environment

U.S. Targets Oil and Natural Gas Industry's Role in Global Warming With New Final Rule

The Biden administration issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions in the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.
The rule will promote the use of cutting-edge methane detection technologies and deliver significant public health benefits. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Environment

Kamala Harris addresses Cop28 amid mixed reaction to US climate pledges

US vows to phase out coal plants and slash methane emissions at Cop28 summit
Kamala Harris warns of the dangers posed by opponents of climate action [ more ]
KQED
7 months ago
Environment

EPA Aims to Combat Climate Change with New Methane Reduction Rules | KQED

The EPA estimates that the new methane emissions rule will capture or prevent enough methane to heat nearly 8 million American homes for a winter.
The rule is expected to have net financial benefits of at least $7.3 billion per year from 2024 to 2038, including cost savings, climate benefits, and health benefits. [ more ]
Axios
7 months ago
Environment

Curbing powerful methane emissions is a major focus at the COP28 climate summit

Stemming methane emissions, particularly from the oil industry, is a major focus at COP28.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced final rules to cut methane from oil and gas operations, estimating a reduction of 58 million tons of emissions from 2024 to 2038.
COP28 is prioritizing efforts to reduce methane emissions, including the mobilization of over $1 billion in grants to help countries cut methane. [ more ]
subscriber.politicopro.com
7 months ago
Environment

New EPA Methane Rule Will Slash Emissions from Oil and Gas

More U.S. oil and gas operations will be regulated for methane than ever before under sweeping new federal standards.
The final rule aims to deeply cut methane emissions by requiring equipment upgrades and regular leak inspections. [ more ]
www.dw.com
7 months ago
Environment

COP28: Germany praises efforts to curb methane emissions DW 12/03/2023

Germany supports initiatives to reduce methane emissions and sees them as a way to quickly make an impact in the fight against climate change.
Germany is focusing on reducing methane emissions in the energy sector, particularly in the production of gas and oil. [ more ]
time.com
7 months ago
Environment

U.S. Targets Oil and Natural Gas Industry's Role in Global Warming With New Final Rule

The Biden administration issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions in the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.
The rule will promote the use of cutting-edge methane detection technologies and deliver significant public health benefits. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Environment

Kamala Harris addresses Cop28 amid mixed reaction to US climate pledges

US vows to phase out coal plants and slash methane emissions at Cop28 summit
Kamala Harris warns of the dangers posed by opponents of climate action [ more ]
moremethane emissions
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Environment

Greenhouse gas emissions soar with China, US and India most at fault

China and India's electricity generation and US oil and gas production have contributed the most to global greenhouse gas emissions since 2015.
Methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, have also increased despite countries pledging to reduce them. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
Digital life

Marathon Oil Agrees to Record Penalty for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Marathon Oil to spend $241.5 million in a settlement for emitting methane and other pollutants, with $64.5 million as a civil penalty. [ more ]
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