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Latest Atmospheric methane Stories

2013-07-29 13:01:03

New research findings from the Centre for Permafrost (CENPERM) at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, document that permafrost during thawing may result in a substantial release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and that the future water content in the soil is crucial to predict the effect of permafrost thawing.

NASA Studies South America's Volcanoes, Glaciers And Deserts With Microwave Energy
2013-04-04 07:07:43

A NASA aircraft carrying the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) is finishing up a month-long mission to address a broad range of scientific questions over the Americas, including the dynamics of the Earth’s crust, glaciers and the carbon cycle.

SMOS Helping To Sift Through Wetlands
2013-03-22 21:07:30

The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle.

Wetland Trees Found To Be Major Source Of Methane
2013-02-14 14:45:53

Researchers taking measurements of the gas at ground level in these regions have noticed a significant drop in methane gas levels compared to what they found in the air around tropical areas.

Global Warming And Rice Production
2012-10-23 06:34:24

A new study led by the University of California, Davis finds that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, coupled with rising temperatures, is making rice agriculture a larger source of the potent greenhouse gas methane.

Man-made Methane Emissions Traced To Roman Times
2012-10-04 05:52:22

Analysis of the Greenland ice sheet is allowing scientists to trace the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane back thousands of years.

Methane Reservoir Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet
2012-08-30 08:32:12

A recent study of the Antarctic Ice Sheet suggests that it could be a largely overlooked source of the potent greenhouse gas methane.

Mystery About Sky-high Methane Closer To Being Solved
2012-08-22 14:31:40

Commercial natural gas was likely major factor in late-20th century stabilization

Diseased Trees Are A New Source Of Climate Gas
2012-08-08 10:03:49

A new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies asserts that diseased trees may be a significant new source of methane gas that causes climate change.


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