greenhouse gases

This Is the Make-or-Break Decade for Climate Action, IPCC Warns

This Is the Make-or-Break Decade for Climate Action, IPCC Warns

Decisions made this decade will largely determine whether world leaders can limit global warming to 1.5 or two degrees Celsius of warming below pre-industrial levels and avoid the increasingly more drastic impacts of the climate crisis.  That’s one key takeaway from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Synthesis Report of the findings gathered in […]

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    IEA Criticizes Fossil Fuel Industry for High Methane Emissions

    IEA Criticizes Fossil Fuel Industry for High Methane Emissions

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its annual Global Methane Tracker, finding that methane emissions are still far too high and fossil fuel companies are doing little to curb these emissions. According to the latest report, the energy industry was responsible for 125 million metric tons of methane emissions in 2022, despite factors that […]

    Nitrogen Fertilizers Are Major Greenhouse Gas Emitters, but Their Impact Can Be Cut With Available Solutions

    Nitrogen Fertilizers Are Major Greenhouse Gas Emitters, but Their Impact Can Be Cut With Available Solutions

    When we think of greenhouse gas emissions, we typically think of coal-burning power plants, vehicle exhaust or maybe forests being cleared to make way for methane-belching cows.  However, there is another important agricultural source of climate pollution: nitrogen-based fertilizers. A new study from University of Cambridge-based researchers has calculated these fertilizers’ total contribution to the […]

    <strong>BP Scales Back Climate Targets as Profits More Than Double</strong>

    BP Scales Back Climate Targets as Profits More Than Double

    Oil and gas giant BP has scaled back plans to reduce its production of fossil fuels by 2030 after it saw record annual profits that more than doubled to $27.7 billion last year. Gas prices soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, bolstering the company’s earnings. BP now plans to increase its oil and gas production […]

    Satellite Detects Methane Cloud 4.6 Miles Long Over Wyoming

    Satellite Detects Methane Cloud 4.6 Miles Long Over Wyoming

    A satellite detected a 4.6-mile-long cloud of methane over Wyoming containing far more gas than the operator of the gas plant from which it likely originated told regulators it released. Bloomberg reports Tallgrass Energy’s Douglas Gas Plant told regulators it accidentally vented 2.1 metric tons of methane over five separate releases on December 6 and […]