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But fracked gas releases greater greenhouse gas emissions than coal, studies suggest.
The World Bank is phasing out of coal and ramping up support for “fracked” natural gas, even though research suggests that climate impacts of fracking may be even worse than coal.
Obama is finally showing us he is willing to fight – on coal, on tar sands, and on climate. His apparent willingness to challenge the climate impacts of coal and tar sands – after years of silence on both topics – is cause for some celebration.
President Obama moves in the right direction on carbon emissions and Keystone XL pipeline, but disappoints on the promotion of fracking, says Daphne Wysham.
A new movement is putting pressure on people and institutions to dump their investments in dirty energy companies.
Do we all have to drown in rising seas or broil in epic droughts before we decide it’s time to switch to renewable energy?
Could mining Wisconsin sand lead to butter and cranberry shortages?
Supporters and leaders of the hydraulic fracturing industry aren’t being honest about government support for this new natural gas boom.
Selling liquefied natural gas to foreign markets doesn’t serve U.S. interests.
Our health is at stake.
The documentary filmmaker’s new work, The Sky Is Pink, is a must-see.
In the United States, profits rule while the environment takes a back seat.
The ongoing bonanza in the U.S. hydraulic fracturing industry marks a dangerous misstep on the road to U.S. energy independence.
Unless the industry finds some way to safely dispose of the waste caused by fracking, the entire method is a non-starter.