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Methane Is Bubbling Up Through The Waters

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1It has been five years since University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Katey Walter Anthony took us to a frozen lake in Alaska. Yet, in light of study suggesting a similar phenomenon 1/3 of a mile beneath the oceans surface, her research is highly pertinent. Methane is bubbling up through the waters.

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US Emissions Are Far Worse Than We Thought

The ECOreport finds CO2 emissions  and methane emissions virtually ignored, US emissions are far worse than we thought

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Only months ago, US GHG emissions seemed to be shrinking. Apologists for natural gas productions seized upon this as proof LNG is a transition fuel to a greener economy in the future. The latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) report shows this trend has reversed itself. CO2 emissions from fossil fuels are up 2.74%, compared to 2013. As this figure does not include methane, which is 20 times more potent than CO2 over time, US emissions are far worse than we thought.

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US GHG Emissions Dropping

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released its  2012-2013 emissions report which shows shows US GHG Emissions Dropping.

There has been a 10% dip below 2005 levels, which the EPA is largely crediting to the increased usage of natural gas.
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