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Shale Gas GHGs on Par with Natural Gas

Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generated from shale gas are similar to those from conventionally produced natural gas, and both energy sources, on average, emit approximately half the GHG emissions of coal-powered electricity, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. However, … Read more »

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Methane Emissions Much Higher Than EPA Estimates, Study Finds

Methane emissions generated by manure and ruminants such as cattle and sheep as well as those produced by fossil fuel extraction and refining are much higher than estimates reported by the EPA, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Methane emissions produced by … Read more »

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High Plains Aquifer Under Threat, Report Warns

The High Plains Aquifer, a critical water source for US farmers and ranchers, is diminishing at an accelerated rate and nearly 70 percent of it will be pumped out within the next 50 years if existing trends don’t change, according to a report published in the Proceedings of the National … Read more »

Climate Change Hurts Wine Production, Study Shows

Climate Change Hurts Wine Production, Study Shows

Climate change will threaten grape growing, leading to dramatic production declines in the world’s top wine regions, researchers predict in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Climate Change, Wine and Conservation used 17 different climate models to measure the effects on nine major wine-producing … Read more »