Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sloan Spotlight

Coordinated by the EDF and funded in part by the Sloan Foundation, 12 research teams from 20 institutions studied methane emissions in Texas's Barnett Shale, a region responsible for 7 percent of U.S. natural gas output. The researchers' findings--methane emissions in the Barnett are nearly 50 percent higher than previously estimated--have been released in a series of 11 papers published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. more...

About the Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City.

Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. more...