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Natural Gas is Not Clean Energy

Natural Gas is not the "clean" fossil fuel many say it is, but more the "energy bridge to nowhere"

Natural gas has garnered a lot of attention, but the research reveals it is anything but clean. To increase domestic energy production and reduce reliance on coal, there is a natural gas boom in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, reliance on natural gas is not a panacea to our energy woes. Natural Gas is Not a Clean Energy Source According to a February 2012 study published in Nature, extracting and producing natural gas releases enough methane into …

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Enviro News Wrap: Our Energy Future – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Gulf oil spill has degraded our environment and hurt our people, now Transocean, BP and Halliburton get to duke it out to get as much blame displaced as possible. BP is claiming that Halliburton withheld and erased incriminating information. Chevron has its own disastrous oil spill right now in Brazil, blame …

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Enviro News Wrap: UK Cod Fisheries Collapse; Outlook for Global Climate Treaty; No Fracking in France, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is the international mechanism for protecting species in peril, but it is not doing its job. In the UK the cod population has finally fully collapsed and no government organization ever stepped in and stopped the abuse. As for global agreements …

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Enviro News Wrap: Rare Earth Metals Deep in the Pacific; France Bans Fracking; Exxon Still Funding Climate Denial, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Tanzanian government is allowing uranium mining in a nature reserve. Profits from the mining are supposed to go into upkeep of the park and the government estimates that the mining will have no effect on the natural or human environment. Modern technology uses a lot of what we …

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Natural Gas Companies Don’t Like Gasland, Josh Fox, or the Oscars

Natural gas companies have tried bullying to get the documentary removed, to no avail

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow (reposted with permission) The natural gas industry is afraid that Josh Fox, director of the muckraking film Gasland, might win an Oscar on Sunday. Earlier this month, an organization called Energy in Depth, backed by the oil and gas industry, sent the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences a letter in which it …

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Natural Gas Has a Dirty Secret

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evidence that oil and gas companies were using diesel gas to extract gas from the ground. Natural gas companies have insisted that their newly popular hydraulic fracturing (known as “fracking”) techniques are …

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Status Quo a Boon for the Natural Gas Industry

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) There won’t be any national or international movement on climate policy for the rest of this year, at the very least. And while Washington waits to act on climate change, at least one group is benefiting. The natural gas industry is flourishing, despite reports that its practices lead to flammable tap water, poisoned aquifers, and …

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