methane

Charities Should Stop Animal Gifting, Activists and Experts Argue

Charities Should Stop Animal Gifting, Activists and Experts Argue

One popular way to give to charity during the holiday season is to buy a needy family an animal like a goat or a cow. But experts and animal welfare advocates argue that this kind of giving actually is not helpful for the recipients or the planet. “In the lead-up to Christmas, many people are […]

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    U.S. and China Announce Surprise Climate Agreement at COP26

    U.S. and China Announce Surprise Climate Agreement at COP26

    The world’s two biggest climate polluters announced a surprise agreement at COP26 Wednesday. The agreement was light on details but was significant nonetheless, and seen as a potentially positive signal of U.S.-China relations. The two countries will take “enhanced climate actions” and “raise ambition in the 2020s” toward keeping the global warming limits central to […]

    Small Number of Permian Oil and Gas Sites Are Releasing Large Amounts of Methane

    Small Number of Permian Oil and Gas Sites Are Releasing Large Amounts of Methane

    A relatively tiny number of Permian oil and gas sites are responsible for a wildly disproportionate amount of methane pollution, a new study from Methane Source Finder found. The research, a joint project of NASA, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, revealed just 123 of the 60,000 sites (0.205%) surveyed in the month-long […]

    Methane Pollution in Navajo Nation Found to Be Double the National Average

    Methane Pollution in Navajo Nation Found to Be Double the National Average

    Methane pollution from oil and gas extraction operations on Navajo Nation lands harms the health of local residents and robs the tribe of critical income, writes Hannah Grover for the New Mexico Political Report. An EDF report released late last month found the industry releases 1.5 million cubic feet of so-called “natural’ gas,” comprised mostly […]

    New UN Climate Report Highlights ‘Absolutely Critical’ Need to Slash Global Methane Emissions

    New UN Climate Report Highlights ‘Absolutely Critical’ Need to Slash Global Methane Emissions

    By Brett Wilkins The critical importance of reducing global methane emissions, including those generated by the fossil fuel industry, is more significant than previously understood, according to a report published Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program. The new global methane assessment concludes that slashing a pollutant that is 84 to 87 times more potent […]

    A Massive Methane Reservoir Is Lurking Beneath the Sea

    A Massive Methane Reservoir Is Lurking Beneath the Sea

    Methane bubbles regularly reach the surface of the Laptev Sea in the East Siberian Arctic Ocean (ESAO), each of them a small blow to our efforts to mitigate climate change. The source of the methane used to be a mystery, but a joint Swedish-Russian-U.S. investigation recently discovered that an ancient gas reservoir is responsible for […]

    There’s a New Fork in Town, and It’s Biodegradable and Available at Target

    There’s a New Fork in Town, and It’s Biodegradable and Available at Target

    Sustainable plastic alternatives can feel too good to be true or unfeasible on a large scale. Not the case with Restore foodware, a line of biodegradable straws and regenerative cutlery made from methane and now available at Target stores nationwide. Restore is a sustainable foodware brand from California biotech company Newlight Technologies, Inc. The company’s […]