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Latest Atmospheric methane Stories

abandoned well
2014-12-10 09:20:36

Many abandoned wells have long been forgotten, but a new study from Princeton University has found that these wells are collectively leaking significant amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere.

methane hospot
2014-10-10 08:19:41

A “hot spot” over the southwestern US that is responsible for producing the largest concentration of methane above the country is far larger than previously estimated, and emissions from fossil fuels such as coal are being blamed.

methane seep
2014-08-26 05:01:55

Geologists have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor of the northern part of the US Atlantic margin.

2014-08-20 08:23:19

Tapping into 'oil fields of the future' is near term revenue opportunity for Bluesphere and helps meet White House's environmental goal for reduction in methane emissions EVEN YEHUDA, Israel,

Examining Fate Of Methane Following The Deepwater Horizon Spill
2014-05-12 03:18:56

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million barrels of oil and up to 500,000 metric tonnes of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico offshore waters over a period of 84 days.

2014-03-03 08:24:49

Independent study for EDF reveals ample opportunity for industry to use existing, affordable technologies to control emissions from onshore operations WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

Thousands Of Natural Gas Leaks Under The Streets Of DC
2014-01-16 13:23:20

According to a new study, there are nearly 6,000 natural gas leaks under the streets of Washington, DC.

Arctic Seafloor Releases Double Previous Estimates Of Methane
2013-11-26 07:19:53

The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published in the Nov. 24 edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.

Methane Emissions In North America Surpass Previous Estimates
2013-11-26 05:16:45

The US Environmental Protection Agency could be underestimating American methane emission levels by as much as 50 percent, according to new research appearing in this week’s early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Unexpected Properties Of Methane-producing Microbe Revealed
2013-11-19 08:31:36

Derek Lovley's lab at UMass Amherst show for the first time that one of the most abundant methane-producing microorganisms on Earth makes direct electrical connections with another species to produce the gas in a completely unexpected way


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