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Switching from coal to natural gas would do little for global climate, study indicates


BOULDER—Although the burning of natural gas emits far less carbon dioxide than coal, a new study concludes that a greater reliance on natural gas would fail to significantly slow down climate change. (NCAR & UCAR News Center) The study by … Continue reading

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Fracking methane


Fracking Methane is a RealClimate essay (2011-04-16) from Gavin Schmidt describing the impact of shale gas extraction and the spin from contrarians and denialists about a recent paper showing that natural gas produced by hydraulic fracturing has inherent problems. Quoting … Continue reading

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Climate Benefits of Natural Gas May Be Overstated


The United States is poised to bet its energy future on natural gas as a clean, plentiful fuel that can supplant coal and oil. But new research by the Environmental Protection Agency—and a growing understanding of the pollution associated with … Continue reading

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Lakes a big source of climate-warming gas: study


2011-01-06 Scientific American, Reuters, Science Lakes and rivers emit far more of a powerful greenhouse gas than previously thought, counteracting the overall role of nature in soaking up climate-warming gases, a study showed on Thursday. By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent … Continue reading

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