Quantcast

Latest Atmospheric methane Stories

2009-04-24 09:56:25

An analysis of ancient Greenland ice suggests a spike in the greenhouse gas methane about 11,600 years ago originated from wetlands rather than the ocean floor or from permafrost, a finding that is good news according to the University of Colorado at Boulder scientist who led the study.

b1057e66241b7b96d5a32c8211ac87991
2009-04-24 06:15:00

According to scientists, Greenland’s icesheet has revealed a store of methane that appears to be more stable that previously thought, easing tensions over a rapid rise in global temperatures.

21274ba69355a727e1f7ac3d870f234a1
2009-01-14 15:16:37

New research is challenging the recent finding that plants could be a major source of the atmosphere's methane levels.

2008-12-18 15:43:47

The common wisdom is that the invention of the steam engine and the advent of the coal-fueled industrial age marked the beginning of human influence on global climate.

b3cfc1fb57bb0813b544be25a272d99e1
2008-12-04 11:25:00

On Wednesday, researchers said the arctic tundra emits the same amount of methane in winter as in the warmer months, a surprising finding that bolsters understanding of how greenhouse gases interact with nature.

fbe1a715d179c5007a34895143017dee1
2008-10-29 11:15:00

The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end approximately a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable.

b68fba0b57dd1c2946af7286351055471
2008-10-25 13:40:00

Carbon dioxide is only one of the greenhouse gases that make scientists stay up at night. Methane and nitrogen trifluoride are increasing which makes scientists worry about increasing global warming.

1c4ba12fde4de6b9883c84cc9126bef81
2008-05-21 12:18:06

Carbon buried in the Earth could ultimately determine the fate of our planet’s atmosphere. So concluded a pioneering meeting last week about the Earth’s long-neglected “deep” carbon cycle.

9f0f2f29739deaa600670801712a79751
2008-04-25 00:15:00

Researchers from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) reported new data that shows a higher than usual average increase in carbon dioxide levels over the last 30 years.

ab241d34cccbe1dd9b6ee60829a9a9b31
2008-04-16 13:04:37

New insights into natural changes in atmospheric methane concentrations


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.