Leigh Paterson, NPR June 23rd 2018 A new study published in the journal Science finds that methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas operations are 60 percent higher than previous estimates from the federal government. This comes at a time when U.S. is getting more and more of its power from natural gas; in 2017, 31.7 percent of U.S. electricity came from natural […]

Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch: June 22nd, 2018 The Texas Supreme Court struck down the city of Laredo’s plastic bag ban—a decision that will likely overturn similar bans in about a dozen other cities, including Austin, Fort Stockton and Port Aransas. The court ruled Friday that only the state has the authority to regulate solid waste disposal in Texas. […]

Associated Press;  Medford Mail Tribune,  June 22, 2018 When it comes to global warming, America’s political climate may have changed more than the Earth’s over the past three decades. NASA scientist James Hansen put the world on notice about global warming on 23 June, 1988. Looking back, he says: “I was sufficiently idealistic that I […]