Tag Archives: Natural gas

Natural-gas plans threaten greenhouse-gas targets


In a comment made 7:09 PM on January 5, 2012 to an article titled “Natural-gas plans threaten greenhouse-gas targets” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-politics/natural-gas-plans-threaten-greenhouse-gas-targets/article2291990/comments/  “GlynnMhor of Skywall” claimed “All four of the major global temperature datasets show how temperature increases have stalled over the … Continue reading

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Shale Reports Calls For Full Disclosure of Fracking Fluid Ingredients


A U.S. Department of Energy panel has issued recommendations for improving the safety and environmental impact of drilling in shale formations for natural gas. In a report on the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that is used … Continue reading

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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 the Future


Unconventional gas drilling is emerging as one of the most controversial energy & environmental issues in the United States and around the world today. Advancements in extraction technologies, particularly horizontal drilling and high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking), have enabled drillers … Continue reading

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Former EPA water admin Grumbles discusses impact of fracking on resources


How will hydraulic fracturing and other energy recovery methods affect the nation’s diminishing water supply? During today’s OnPoint, Ben Grumbles, the former assistant administrator for water at U.S. EPA and current president of the Clean Water America Alliance, discusses water … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas Pollutes Water Wells


A new study indicates that fracturing the Marcellus Shale for natural gas is contaminating private drinking water wells Drilling for natural gas is booming in Pennsylvania—thanks to fracturing shale rock with a water and chemical cocktail paired with the ability … 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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