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Editorial: A surprising source of support arises in the climate change fight – STLtoday.com

{{featured_button_text}} Restrictions on methane emissions are being restored by Congress. 123rf By the Editorial Board One of the most pernicious contributors to global warming is methane gas, a byproduct of petroleum production that often escapes when producers aren’t required to…

The world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid worst of climate change, UN says – CNBC

Flames from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. In addition to methane, natural gas typically…

Two Important Moves on Emissions

By Lisa Friedman Over the past week, Congress and the Biden administration took their first concrete steps to reduce emissions of two dangerous greenhouse gases: Methane, which is emitted during natural gas extraction and by leaks from oil and gas…

Strange isotopes: Scientists explain a methane isotope paradox of the seafloor

(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Deep down in the seafloor anaerobic microbes consume large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Even though this process is a crucial element of the global carbon cycle, it is still poorly understood. Scientists from Bremen and Israel now found the solution to a long-standing enigma in this process: why methane carbon isotopes behave so differently than expected. In a joint effort with their colleagues they present the answer in the journal Science Advances.

Renewed climate change fight bodes well for Earth observation sectors – SpaceNews

TAMPA, Fla. — Companies that build or operate Earth observation satellites foresee busier days ahead as governments, and businesses, step up climate change initiatives. Geospatial monitoring is key for tracking, understanding and ultimately cutting greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to…

Biden admin’s first climate pollution rule takes aim at refrigerants – NBC News

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration used its federal powers to limit emissions for the first time Monday, proposing a rule that would phase out the use of a common refrigerant blamed for driving global warming. Hydrofluorocarbons, known as HFCs and…

Team effort is a must to combat climate change – San Mateo Daily Journal

On Wednesday, April 28, Senate Democrats, alongside Republican representatives, passed a vote to restore restrictions on the emissions of the climate-warming pollutant, methane. While this significant step toward combating the climate crisis sparks optimism, I think that national policies alone…

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When Is the Right Time to Start Your Backyard Composter?

Vermont became the first state to mandate composting of food scraps. While this was the first state-wide mandate, there are cities across the U.S. that have also discussed or implemented laws requiring food waste to go into composters instead of the trash. California is set to start its mandatory food waste composting requirement in 2022. You’ve […]

1.5℃ global warming limit is not impossible – but without political action it soon will be – Mirage News

Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ this century is a central goal of the Paris Agreement. In recent months, climate experts and others, including in Australia, have suggested the target is now impossible. Authors Bill Hare Director, Climate Analytics, Adjunct Professor,…