January 19, 2018

Howarth: methane must be controlled now

A study by Robert Howarth, a Cornell ecology professor, titled “Bridge to Nowhere,” warns that methane emissions must be controlled immediately if a climate-system tipping point is to be avoided. Among his observations:

“Natural gas – that once seemingly promising link between the era of oil and coal to the

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More evidence: Gas drilling GHG emissions vastly exceed government estimates

A new study by a group from the University of Colorado – Boulder, published in the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere has found that the impact of natural gas drilling and production on climate change is enormously greater than estimates currently being used by the government. The … Continue reading

It’s he-e-e-re: National Assessment says climate change has arrived, and we’re responsible

A recently issued National Climate Assessment, authored by a team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee, concludes that climate change is already here, and human activities are largely responsible:

“What is new over the last decade is that we know with increasing certainty

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3 Articles on Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems

The following 3 articles from SNL discuss the problem of methane emissions from natural gas systems

Read the Manhattan Methane Emissions Study, commissioned by Damascus Citizens

Methane studies renew debate about fuel’s future in society

A rapidly mounting stack of research exploring the impact of methane emissions on natural gas’ … Continue reading

Fracking Away Our Air, Water and Land

Natural gas is not a “bridge fuel” to less hazardous energy sources, but a grave danger to communal resources and the global climate
By Ruth Hardinger and Barbara Arrindell, Creative Time Reports, January 21, 2014
Christy Rupp, Exploit/Exhale, 2010

Christy Rupp, Exploit/Exhale, 2010

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Harvard Study Blows Apart Obama’s Case for Natural Gas

Finds that greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel extraction and processing are likely a factor of 2 or greater than cited in existing studies
By Daniel Kessler, The Huffington Post, December 10, 2013

EDGAR is the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research

Democrats like to label the GOP the “anti-science … Continue reading

In Texas Water Contamination Case, the Fire Still Burns

Steve Lipsky can light his water on fire
By Mike Soraghan, E & E Publishing, November 25, 2013

Steve Lipsky Lights His Water

Steve Lipsky Lights His Water

Steve Lipsky can light his water on fire.

It’s been said more than once, by people who should know, that he can’t do this. But, earlier this … Continue reading

Fracking Methane Leakage Study Financed by Gas Industry with Partner, EDF, is Deeply Flawed

Numerous Problems Outlined With How Study Was Conducted in Order to Achieve Results Inconsistent with Findings of Independent Researchers
By Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, September 17, 2013

The new gas industry/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study released Monday on methane gas leakage appears to be fatally flawed. 


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Gangplank to a Warm Future

Fracking for Natural Gas: “a gangplank to more warming and away from clean energy investments”
By Anthony R. Ingraffea, The New York Times, July 28, 2013

Many concerned about climate change, including President Obama, have embraced hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. In his recent climate speech, the president … Continue reading

Methane Baseline Completed in Town of Delaware, NY

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Methane Baseline Testing Completed in Town of Delaware, NY
Callicoon-Gasland Part 2 Announces Donation to Testing Initiative

Town of Delaware, NY – Jun 18, 1013 — Methane baseline testing was conducted in the Town of Delaware (NY) the first week of June Continue reading