Study finds U.S. methane emissions higher than past estimates, points to oil and gas drilling
While rising carbon dioxide emissions are a primary concern of those worried about climate change, emissions of methane, another potent greenhouse gas, have also risen in recent years. Now, a study published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that U.S. methane emissions are significantly higher than U.S. EPA estimates.
Sleepless in Warsaw: how a climate deal was done
WARSAW, Poland -- By the time U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern finally left the plenary hall of the U.N. climate conference Saturday evening, he had been on his feet some 40 hours. Double overtime has become the new normal for U.N. Conferences of the Parties (COP) to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, which are supposed to run for two weeks but often don't get down to the nitty-gritty until the final night.