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RMI Outlet

Methane Emissions

How Monitoring Methane Can Help Countries Deliver Emissions Reductions

Methane was a focal point during the COP26 climate conference, and for good reason. This potent greenhouse gas has 120 times the climate-warming power of CO2 as soon as it is emitted. This fact has been largely been ignored—until now. A series of pledges announced at COP are finally taking…

Russia is Heating Up—Cutting Methane from Oil and Gas is the Cure

Few have heard of Taymyr, a northern Russian province located at the mouth of the Arctic Ocean. Here, land temperatures have already hurdled past a perilous point by about 4.5°C since 1960. Despite these alarming numbers, Taymyr is also where Russia is planning to build fifteen new towns, a…

Methane: A Threat to People and Planet

Methane is out of control and we need to manage it—to protect people and the planet. This main component of natural or fossil gas is a vastly more potent warming agent than CO2 over short timeframes, is accompanied by highly toxic chemicals, and when leaked can be a major health…

Disaster Rollbacks: The Methane Danger to Our Health and Climate

Over the last few months, in addition to facing a dire health crisis, we have all been witness to unexpected disruptions in our systems and society. Along with the disruptions of basic daily life such as work, childcare, and shopping for basic necessities, many industries have been hard-hit by the…