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Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
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Natural gas is transforming the global energy system and offers both promise and peril for the future. Methane, its main component, burns more cleanly than coal or gasoline, but when it leaks into the atmosphere packs a punch as a greenhouse gas as much as 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide. A study released earlier this month concluded that official estimates of methane leaks by the Environmental Protection Agency may be as much as 75% too low. But it supports the idea that natural gas could be a bridge between our coal-dominated present and a future planet powered on renewables.
What are the true risks of our current natural gas binge? How can we find leaks in a massive, ubiquitous energy system, and why are they so pernicious? Where does a shift to natural gas make sense, and how can we make that transition safely? Join a live chat with experts on Thursday, 27 February, at 3 p.m. EST to explore this burning issue.