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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While wetlands represent an enormous source of atmospheric methane, researchers taking measurements of the gas at ground level in these regions have noticed a significant drop in methane levels compared to what they have measured in the air around tropical areas. The team of scientists studied both swamps and flooded forests in the tropics. After taking ground-based measurements of methane, they found that levels of the simple organic...

Beef Cows Produce More Methane During Calving Stage
2013-01-31 06:09:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is a well-known fact that cattle produce carbon dioxide and methane throughout their lives. A new study, however, pinpoints the cow-calf stage as a major contributor of greenhouse gases during beef production. The research team estimated greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle during different stages of life in the new study, recently published in the Journal of Animal Science. Their findings reveal that, depending on which...

Greenhouse Gases Reach Record Highs, WMO Reports
2011-11-22 06:15:52

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide levels reached record highs in 2010, surpassing what experts had previously called the worst-case scenario for these greenhouse gases, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Monday. The WMO, which is the U.N.'s weather agency, reported that CO2 levels increased by 2.3 parts per million, to 389 ppm, from 2009 to last year, according to Reuters reporter Tom Miles. That single-year increase exceeds the average for both the 1990s...