A powerful heat-trapping gas, methane is released from the natural gas delivery infrastructure.
AP Photo/Brennan Linsley
Two energy scholars who have studied the extent of methane leaks in the oil and gas industry explain what rescinding methane emissions regulations will mean to the climate and industry.
Drones - and other innovative technologies - can be effective in detecting methane leaks.
New technologies can help locate large methane leaks in a faster and more effective manner.
A seismic line (petroleum exploration corridor) traverses a wetland in northern Alberta.
Petroleum exploration in Alberta has disturbed more than 1,900 sq. km of wetlands in Alberta, boosting emissions of methane: a potent greenhouse gas.
The Cape Grim observatory, home of the ‘world’s cleanest air’… and rising greenhouse gases.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at 414 parts per million. But thanks to a recalculation of methane's warming power, the total amount of greenhouse gases is now equivalent to more than 500.
Giving food that would otherwise go to landfill to hungry people does little to ensure the well-being of Canadians who are food insecure.
Reducing food waste by feeding hungry Canadians is a simplistic solution that is deeply problematic and morally distressing.
It’s not cows’ fault they fart, but the methane they produce is warming the planet.
Removing human-related methane from the atmosphere could reduce global warming by 15%.
Scientists built a small database showing which animals do and don’t fart. Not every animal in the world is on there, but it does have moon snails listed as a no.
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One thing I can tell you is that a snail's bottom is right over its head.
Aeration tanks at the Oaks wastewater treatment plant in New Providence, Penn.
Montgomery County Planning Commission
The 'used water' that flows from our showers, dishwashers and toilets isn't a waste to engineers – it contains valuable materials. The challenge is recovering them and turning them into products.
The Flint Hills Resources oil refinery, near downtown Houston.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
The gas industry of the future could manufacture and deliver renewable fuels, rather than mining and processing natural gas.
A new pathway for the global energy transition shows how the world can meet the Paris Agreement's 1.5C warming goal without relying on carbon capture and storage, by creating a renewable gas industry.
Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
The US government is set to make it easier for oil and gas firms to leak methane into the atmosphere.
Technology can be used to help farmers produce good crops.
Leo Sebastian (IRRI-CCAFS)
Food systems must be transformed to produce more nutritious food with a lower environmental footprint.
The authors conferring at a natural gas facility in Colorado.
Colorado State University
This new and more accurate estimate means that replacing coal with natural gas doesn't do as much to reduce climate change as it should.
Livestock is a significant source of methane, a potent but short-lived greenhouse gas.
New research has suggested a fresh way to account for greenhouse gases with different lifetimes in the atmosphere.
Shale gas drilling site, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
Nicholas A. Tonelli
Natural gas is widely viewed as a clean fuel, but methane, its main component, is a powerful greenhouse gas. Two experts propose a plan for detecting and cutting methane leaks across North America.
The European Investment Bank's funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
Cows produce a lot of methane. But there’s not much evidence a tax on beef would be effective in fighting greenhouse gas emissions.
A tax on beef isn't likely to achieve the intended outcome of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, it could create a spate of unintended consequences.
Canadians double their waste output during the holiday season.
Canadians are a wasteful bunch, especially during the holidays. Redesign your holidays this year to cut back on garbage and food waste.
Jupiter seen by Juno.
New experimental results on methane may help us to uncover whether Uranus really is the coldest planet.