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Derelict Oil Wells May Be Major Methane Emitters

Derelict Oil Wells May Be Major Methane Emitters

A Princeton University study has found that the hundreds of thousands of abandoned and plugged oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania together may be a significant source of leaking methane, suggesting that an unknown but possibly large number of defunct wells that go mostly unmonitored in oil and gas fields across the country could be a bigger source o… Read More

New Energy Maps Show 4 Cool Things About Renewables

New Energy Maps Show 4 Cool Things About Renewables

The Energy Information Administration's new U.S. Energy Mapping System has a lot to show about renewables — critical to reducing climate change-driving greenhouse gas emissions — in the U.S. and the spread of renewables development across the continent.… Read More

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

Clean Power Plan Exempts Major CO2 Emitters

The Clean Power Plan, which aims to slash carbon emissions from existing electric power plants burning fossil fuel, may allow some of the most polluting coal-fired power plants in the country to continue operating without having to slash their emissions.… Read More

Climate Impact on Vermont May Have Benefits

Climate Impact on Vermont May Have Benefits

Vermont is getting warmer and wetter, according to the first state-level climate assessment in the nation.… Read More

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather’s Path

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has an online interactive map that will show all the major energy infrastructure for any given address in the U.S., allowing anyone to look closely at what power plants, refineries, oil wells, power lines and other installations might exist in a place that is vulnerable to extreme weather.… Read More

Roaring Video Shows Record Flood at Brazil’s Iguazu Falls

Roaring Video Shows Record Flood at Brazil’s Iguazu Falls

Heavy rains have inundated parts of southern Brazil and northern Argentina and Uruguay, driving severe flooding across the region. Video from Igazu Falls, one of South America’s natural wonders, puts the scope of that flooding into perspective. The falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site that sits on the border of Brazil and Argentina. A video post… Read More

Of Brazil, the World Cup and Climate Change

Of Brazil, the World Cup and Climate Change

When the Brazil and Croatia national sides kick off the World Cup on Thursday, the players on the field won't be the only changes from the last time Brazil hosted the World Cup in 1950. Cleats, the stadiums and even the humble soccer ball itself have changed. But even more important than soccer equipment (blasphemy, I know), average temperatures in… Read More

Clean Power Plan Follows Uneven CO2 Emissions Trend

Clean Power Plan Follows Uneven CO2 Emissions Trend

Though they have been trending downward nationwide, CO2 emissions from across the energy and electric power sectors have been intermittently rising and falling since 2005, the benchmark year for CO2 emissions cuts from fossil fuel-fired power plants under the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which was announced last week.… Read More