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September 27, 2013 'China Is No Friend To The Environment'Source: Sky News
China is not kind to the environment. It is far and away the world's biggest consumer of coal, burning three times as much of it than America in 2012.
theenergycollective.com - The EDF FAQ explains why the University of Texas at Austin (UT) study is important: Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a powerful greenhouse gas â 72 times more potent than carbon...
September 25, 2013 One Way to Solve Fracking’s Dirty ProblemSource: MIT Technology Review
Hydraulic fracturing—or fracking—has unlocked vast amounts of oil and natural gas from shale rock in the United States, and has the potential to do the same around the globe (see “Natural Gas Changes the Energy Map”). But...
September 25, 2013 Shale gas alone is not the answer – but neither is renewable energySource: Guardian
In May this year, academics from Washington State University published research confirming a long-held suspicion: being loud and confident is a more effective way to win an argument than being right. The researchers assiduously...
September 23, 2013 Brown signs bill on fracking, upsetting both sides of oil issueSource: LA Times
SACRAMENTO — The nation's toughest restrictions on a controversial oil drilling technique known as fracking were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday. Hotly opposed by the oil industry, the measure "establishes strong...
September 20, 2013 The American Myth of Cheap Oil and GasSource: Bloomberg
In recent years, U.S. business and political leaders have giddily talked of a “Saudi America” gurgling with domestic oil and gas. It’s true that the U.S. now has access to abundant supplies of cheap domestic gas capable of...
September 20, 2013 Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdownsSource: Houston Chronicle
DENVER — Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and...
September 20, 2013 Did Floods Cause a Fracking Disaster in Colorado?Source: Daily Beast
Some activists say recent flooding has unleashed polluted water from fracking operations all over the state, which is possible. But damage from oil wells is a bigger threat, writes Josh Dzieza.
September 19, 2013 Fracking may not be as bad for the climate as we thought
Washington Post - By contrast, other parts of the production process not regulated by the EPA, such as valves and chemical pumps, were leaking more methane than previously thought. All in all, this seems like positive news for...
Source: the Independent
Fracking for gas and oil in the British countryside poses such a significant risk to livestock that a moratorium should be imposed on the industry until its impact on food safety can be assessed, a leading researcher has warned.
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