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No False Choices: To Preserve A Livable Climate, We Need To Slash Both CO2 And Methane

July 12, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Cutting Emissions

The bad news is that humanity has dawdled for so long that our only realistic chance to avoid multiple, irreversible, catastrophic climate impacts is to slash both carbon dioxide and the “super pollutants” like methane sharply starting as soon as possible.[read more]

Reducing Methane Emissions Through Technology

June 4, 2014 by Dan Liggett

Methane emissions have a significant impact on climate change, perhaps a greater impact than even carbon dioxide emissions. Methane is released into the atmosphere from a variety of sources and in a number of ways. But advances in tech provide effective methods to reduce the methane released.[read more]

Is This Why Heat-Trapping Methane Emissions Are On The Rise?

May 6, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Rise of Methane Emissions

A new international study offers a worrisome answer to the question of why global levels of methane — one of the most potent heat-trapping greenhouse gases — have begun rising again in recent years. The study finds that the rise “likely stems from wetland emissions.”[read more]

White House Attacks Heat-Trapping Methane, Second Biggest Climate Pollutant

April 3, 2014 by David Doniger

The White House recently released its long-awaited Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. Promised in President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan last June, the methane strategy is a big step in the right direction to curbing heat-trapping emissions.[read more]

Natural Gas: Not All It's Fracked Up to Be?

December 10, 2013 by Meredith Fowlie

Natural Gas and Energy Worth

Natural gas is currently being touted in a number of circles as a “game changer” and a “bridge to a low carbon economy.” It is an abundant, made-in-America energy source. It is about half as carbon intensive as coal when burned.[read more]


How Much Methane Is There?

December 3, 2013 by Edward Dodge

Methane Emissions

There has been a lot of talk this week about a new PNAS study which found much higher levels of methane in the atmosphere than previously estimated. My reaction was that this study was one more piece of evidence that there is a lot of methane out there available to be captured and utilized.[read more]

Natural Gas Reality Check: US Methane Emissions May Exceed Estimates By 50 Percent

November 29, 2013 by Marianne Lavelle

A new study challenges our understanding of natural gas as a clean fuel, and raises new questions about the U.S. energy boom. Sure, natural gas (or methane, its main component) burns with less pollution than coal, but release it directly to the atmosphere and it is a highly potent greenhouse gas.[read more]