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Latest Atmospheric methane Stories

Melting Permafrost Amplifies Global Warming Effect
2011-12-01 06:15:21

According to a survey published in the November 30 issue of the journal Nature, melting permafrost in the northern climes is releasing large amounts of methane and carbon, amplifying the global warming effect.

Image 1 - NOAA Greenhouse Gas Index On The Rise
2011-11-10 10:06:45

NOAA’s updated Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), which measures the direct climate influence of many greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, shows a continued steady upward trend that began with the Industrial Revolution of the 1880s.

Image 1 - Study Casts Doubts On Natural Gas's Impact On Global Warming
2011-09-09 04:44:02

Despite the reduced amount of carbon dioxide given off by the burning of natural gas, increasing use of it and decreasing our reliance on coal would do little to slow down global climate change.

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2011-08-16 08:59:25

Research at Greenland and Antarctic shows decline in methane and ethane levels.

2011-05-26 21:18:01

A technical comment published in the current (May 27) edition of the journal Science casts doubt on a widely publicized study that concluded that a bacterial bloom in the Gulf of Mexico consumed the methane discharged from the Deepwater Horizon well.

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2011-05-24 14:17:19

Two scientists describe their research on the fate of massive methane releases from the Gulf oil spill during the summer and fall of 2010.

2011-03-15 20:21:48

University of Alberta researchers have determined that the influence of northern peatlands on the prehistorical record of climate change has been over estimated, but the vast northern wetlands must still be watched closely as the planet grapples with its current global warming trend.

2011-03-02 02:06:10

Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas.

2010-12-16 08:14:42

ESA's Earth-observing satellites are helping to understand the intricate role that Eurasia's boreal forest – the planet's largest land ecosystem – plays in the chemical make-up of the atmosphere and the global climate system.

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2010-11-25 06:10:00

Concentrations of greenhouse gases approached record levels in 2009 and could set off even greater methane emissions from the Arctic, the UN’s weather agency warned Wednesday.


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