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Study Finds Methane Leaks Negate Benefits of Natural Gas as a Fuel for Vehicles

Published: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:47am
Category: 
Energy

The sign is ubiquitous on city buses around the country: “This bus runs on clean burning natural gas.”

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Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds

Published: 
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 6:41pm
Category: 
Energy

Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study.

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Industry in North Dakota to Cut Flared Natural Gas

Published: 
Sat, 02/01/2014 - 4:22pm
Category: 
Energy

Faced with growing criticism and lawsuits, an oil industry task force representing hundreds of companies in North Dakota pledged on Wednesday to make an all-out effort to capture almost all the natural gas that is being flared in the Bakken shale oil field by the end of the decade.

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Europe, Facing Economic Pain, May Ease Climate Rules

Published: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:21am
Category: 
Energy

For years, Europe has tried to set the global standard for climate-change regulation, creating tough rules on emissions, mandating more use of renewable energy sources and arguably sacrificing some economic growth in the name of saving the planet.

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The Flood Next Time

Published: 
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:08am
Category: 
Water

The little white shack at the water’s edge in Lower Manhattan is unobtrusive — so much so that the tourists strolling the promenade at Battery Park the other day did not give it a second glance.