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April 14, 2015 4:19 PM Methane and Climate Change: Scientists Struggle to Solve Four Corners Mystery

Back in October, scientists discovered that the Four Corners region of the United States was a methane "hot spot," releasing large amounts of the greenhouse gas. And amidst the battle against climate change, scientists are still struggling to solve this methane mystery. It's hard to imagine how until recently we could have missed a 2,500-square-mile 26

April 14, 2015 3:00 PM Populism Is Helping to Define and Build the Progressive Movement

While a self-serving and bought-off Conservative majority in Congress - along with its DINO ("Democrat In Name, Only") enablers - remains mired in the sludge of their own "agenda" of destructive and inane policy proposals, out in the world beyond DC, activists and everyday folks are marshaling and growing a populist Progressive movement with teeth. Clearly 22

April 14, 2015 12:28 PM British greenhouse gas emissions drop

Government says around half the decline attributed to warmer weather. The British government said total greenhouse emissions for 2014 were down 8.4 percent when compared with 2013. "Around half of this decrease is due to temperature differences between 2013 and 2014," the government said Tuesday. The British Department of Energy and Climate Change said the mean temperature 85

April 14, 2015 12:07 PM Industry veteran has found stable niche in turbulent coal industry

One of three partners of independent coal dealer Castle Rock Carbon and Coal, Welsh has been in the coal business since 1968 - first for the railroads, then Peabody Energy, and now his own companies. Welsh first went into business for himself in 1982 with his own coal sales company, but he has worked at Castle Rock, based in downtown St. Louis, for about 92

April 14, 2015 10:22 AM Scientists Try to Solve the Methane Hot Spot in the Four Corners of U.S.

Scientists are trying to determine the source of a huge mass of methane looming over the southwestern United States where Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico meet. Scientists are trying to determine the source of a huge mass of methane looming over the southwestern United States where Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico meet. As a 2014 study by NASA and University 29

April 14, 2015 5:58 AM Human compost: Urban Death Project aims to harness the body's nutrients to ‘grow new life after we’ve died’

An Urban Death Project rendering shows the basic concept behind the group's proposal for human composting. From dust you were made, and to dust you will return — hopefully to create some high-quality soil. Seattle-based Urban Death Project founder Katrina Spade is leading a growing effort in support of a green alternative to caskets or cremation: human 26

April 14, 2015 5:39 AM Dune direction mystery of Titan may be solved by violent methane storms

Titan is the Saturn’s largest moon. In 2004, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft began exploring the moon. The greatest discovery of the spacecraft was the field of dunes which nearly covered 15 percent of the Titans surface along the equator. These are dark and massive dunes made of sand which is composed of carbon and hydrogen. They are more than 18 to 31 miles 36

April 14, 2015 5:24 AM ‘Good Science Prevails’: Renowned Scientist Fred Singer Talks Climate Change

S. Fred Singer, Ph.D. has written several books and published more than 200 technical papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Singer, an atmospheric and space physicist, founded the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC). Environment & Climate News Managing Editor H. Sterling 48

April 14, 2015 12:54 AM Why cap-and-trade schemes are little more than a cash grab

Ontario's move to join Quebec and California in a cap-and-trade pact for carbon emissions may seem like an environmental win, but whether it's actually a meaningful step towards battling climate change or just a cash grab by the province, well, you can be the judge. Cap-and-trade schemes create a market for emission credits that allow a fixed amount 15

April 14, 2015 12:47 AM Dad dead, 5 others sickened from carbon monoxide in Florida

A Florida father has died and five others were sickened from carbon monoxide poisoning after the family car was left running in the garage. Broward Sheriff's officials said two neighbors were heading to the gym Monday morning when they noticed their neighbor's garage door had been left open. They went inside and found 43-year-old Louis Agro on the floor 18