One of the justifications for fracking is the use of natural gas as a bridging fuel between coal and a low-carbon future. However natural gas is mostly methane, which has strong global warming impacts in its own right. Natural gas therefore only provides climate benefits over coal if the leakage is no more than 2-3%.
Peter Thiel's mission to destroy Gawker isn't philanthropy -- it's a chilling taste of things to come
What will the death of Citizen Thiel look like? I picture the tech billionaire lying in seclusion, still beyond the reach of the politicians and military chiefs who had long effectively functioned as his junior personnel, perhaps on one of the post-law, floating sea-steading platforms he’s been dreaming of building. Let’s call this one Xanadu . I don’t know if he’s actually dying as we used to understand the term – maybe he’s just uploading into the cloud.
We tend to focus on the extinction of the dinosaurs, but the plant fossil record holds different parts of the story of life - and death - at the end of the Cretaceous
Chicago police have arrested 140 people for alleged gang activity in one of the largest raids in the city’s history, officials announced on Friday, within 24 hours marred by yet more gun violence.
Oscar winner also makes thoughts known on media’s handling of US election, during panel to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thelma and Louise
Ted Cruz dared not speak the name of the man who defeated him for the Republican nomination for president on Saturday, avoiding mention of the candidate he once called both “terrific” and a “buffoon” and instead telling Texans he would fight on in the vanguard of a far-right conservative movement.
The film-maker, at Cannes with his new film Café Society, spoke with press at a lunch about his son’s article and the rape joke made at his expense during the opening night ceremony
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By Dan Roberts and Ben Jacobs, The Guardian
London mayor says presidential hopeful’s policy to ban Muslims from entering the US ‘isn’t just about me’
By Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian
By Nellie Bowles, The Guardian
A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system in the US, in a paper in the American Journal of Public Health.
Anguished Republicans began cycling through the five stages of grief on Thursday in the wake of what one leading voice of the establishment called Donald Trump’s “hostile takeover” of their party.
Maricella Olvera encounters Donald Trump on occasion, but she’s careful not to say a word. The 47-year-old cleans the penthouse at the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, where Trump, his family, and celebrity guests often come to stay. She cleans around them in silence. Trump is always uninterested.
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