Natural Gas

Enviro News Wrap: Carbon Tax Bill Proposed; Drought Continues; DOD Releases Climate Adaptation Roadmap, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The “urban heat bubble” theory explains why urban areas are hotter than their neighboring natural environments. More heat is absorbed when we cover the land in asphalt roads, cement sidewalks and tar roofs and get rid of vegetation and water features. A new concept that is taking …

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Environmental News Wrap: BP’s Bill for Devastating the Gulf; Understanding Peak Oil; Less Meat, and more…

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GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The legal repercussions from the Gulf Oil Spill are coming to fruition for BP;  the money they will pay out money to the US government will in turn be funneled to states like Florida so they can fund environmental restoration efforts. Peak Oil theory is often interpreted …

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EDF, Chevron Agree Natural Gas Fracking Here to Stay, Part Ways on Fugitive Methane Emissions and Short-Term Impacts of Shale Boom

Fugitive methane emissions could wipe out any climate benefits of burning natural gas instead of coal

Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) sat down with Chevron’s Vice President of Policy and Planning Rhonda Zygocki on Monday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to discuss, among other things, the recent boom in natural gas hydrofracking (or simply “fracking”). Natural gas as “magic bullet” Zygocki spoke of a “fundamental shift in the energy landscape” over the past few years …

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Enviro News Wrap: Australia’s Heat; Government’s Climate Assessment; Shell’s Arctic Adveture

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GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Australia is becoming too hot to inhabit in some areas. Persistently high temperatures and heat waves may make Australia the first place on Earth that is too hot for humans. We are missing the boat on climate change prevention, our focus is now shifting to climate change adaptation. …

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Enviro News Wrap: COP18 Underway; Is Sandy the New Normal; the Economics Of NatGas, and more

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GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: UN Climate Talks in Qatar start on November 26 and the initial terms of the Kyoto Protocol is expiring this year. Will Storm Sandy have any impact on the US position and role, and will the world ever agree on a plan to solve the climate crisis? Natural gas is taking advantage of …

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Enviro News Wrap: Energy and Climate in Obama’s Second Term; Natural Gas – A Bridge Too Far; Flirting With a Carbon Tax, and more…

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GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: What is Obama’s plan to push renewable energy forward? He did some great things in his first term, like opening up military land for development and giving money to the military to spend on renewable energy projects. But, he needs to introduce a new idea in his second term to …

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