ENVIRONMENT

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A new US government management plan clears the way for oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling national monument in Utah before President Donald Trump downsized the protected area 2 years ago. Mosaic’s technology uses chemistry to remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources, and the two firms will be looking at how to scale it for industrial use. Scientists have discovered a way to extract hydrogen from oil without releasing greenhouse gases—a move they've hailed as a "silver bullet" for climate issues. The 33-month project will compare emissions data collected by terrestrial sensors to GHGSat's combined satellite and aircraft measurements. This paper highlights the results of a test campaign for a tool designed to predict the short-term trends of energy-efficiency indices and optimal management of a production plant. Researchers mapped 251 faults in the North Texas home of the Barnett Shale, the birthplace of the shale revolution, finding that wastewater injection there “significantly increases the likelihood for faults to slip.” Using direct air capture in the near-term is critical if the technology is going to be affordable at a truly large scale in the coming decades. Enhanced oil recovery is the most-economic way to do that.

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