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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Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

Published: 
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 2:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a river that courses through two states and the nation's capital.

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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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Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites

Published: 
Tue, 12/17/2013 - 9:32pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer, scientists reported Monday.