A new partnership among scientists, environmentalists and technology experts is helping to reveal leaks in urban natural gas pipelines. And they’re hoping their efforts could help cities cut down on accidental emissions of methane, one of the world’s most potent greenhouse gases.
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About Landon Hall
Landon Hall has more than 20 years of experience as a reporter and editor, including a decade at The Associated Press in Portland, Oregon, and New York City. From 2009 to 2014 I covered health issues at the Orange County Register. He’s a fan of Angels baseball, O.C.’s dog-friendly beaches and fuels that don't make people ill. Tweet him @LandonHall.
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A common refrain among critics of current and future fuel-economy standards is that the need to comply with them produces job cuts in the auto industry.
As industry leaders gathered in Detroit last week for a conference on vehicle fuel economy, the Trump administration has said it is poised to roll back the standards that make cars go farther on less gas and save consumers money.
Despite support from Senate leadership and the oil and gas industry, the methane legislation has not come up for a vote in the Senate, and its future there is uncertain.
The invention, the Flame Refluxer, is “very simple,” says Ali Rangwala, a professor of fire protection engineering: Imagine a giant Brillo pad of copper wool sandwiched between layers of copper screen, with springy copper coils attached to the top.
When smog gets bad, the air becomes more than a coolness on your skin or a haze on the horizon. When smog gets bad, you can taste it.
For much of the past century, the rate at which humans pumped carbon dioxide into the atmosphere increased inexorably year after year, and it seemed like we’d never make any progress on this big honking climate change problem.
U.S. automakers consistently have been great at grousing about safety and environmental regulations; in fact, that may be the only thing they’ve consistently been great at.
The war between traditional passenger cars and their high-rise, roided-up cousins is all but over — and SUVs won.
Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River.