Quantifying methane emissions from the largest oil-producing basin in the United States from space Science. From the abstract: “Based on satellite measurements from May 2018 to March 2019, Permian methane emissions from oil and natural gas production are estimated to be 2.7 ± 0.5 Tg a−1, representing the largest methane flux ever reported from a U.S. oil/gas-producing region and are more than two times higher than bottom-up inventory-based estimates. This magnitude of emissions is 3.7% of the gross gas extracted in the Permian, i.e., ~60% higher than the national average leakage rate. The high methane leakage rate is likely contributed by extensive venting and flaring, resulting from insufficient infrastructure to process and transport natural gas.”
The pandemic at sea WaPo. Good reporting, but I’d still like to see aggregated reporting closer to the various ground zeros in the United States: international airports like SEA, SFO, LAX, JFK, EWR, etc. “The Pandemic in the Air,” as it were.
March, April, May: City’s Mood Darkens as Crisis Feels Endless NYT. “A near-doubling of reports of loud televisions in the past five weeks compared with the same period last year, from 400 to 794, suggests an I’ve-had-enough drawing of lines.” I should perhaps refrain from being judge-y, as an introvert who already works from home and just had to add a few tweaks to an already obsessive daily routine, but get a grip, people! The Siege of Leningrad this is not.
The right wing Media Research Center posted this video not long after I posted the transcript, which means they were sitting on it, waiting, and this was coming out whether The Intercept broke it or not.. https://t.co/bbwYkPmYEy