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Clathrates are now known to store enormous quantities of methane and other gases in the permafrost as well as in vast sediment layers hundreds of meters deep at the bottom of the ocean floor.
West of Spitsbergen methane gas is effervescing out of the seabed.
For some time, researchers have explored flammable ice for low-carbon or alternative fuel or as a place to store carbon dioxide.
Their critics weren't convinced the first time, but Rice University researchers didn't give up on the "ice that burns."
PHOENIX, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona American Water reminds customers to stay hydrated as summer temperatures soar. The human body is more than 60 percent water. Even mild dehydration can reduce a person's work capacity by 12 to 15 percent, affecting physical and mental functioning.
In the 2,000 or so years since the Roman Empire employed a naturally occurring form of cement to build a vast system of concrete aqueducts and other large edifices, researchers have analyzed the molecular structure of natural materials and created entirely new building materials such as steel, which has a well-documented crystalline structure at the atomic scale.
Scientists worry that rising global temperatures accompanied by melting permafrost in arctic regions will initiate the release of underground methane into the atmosphere.
In the future, natural gas derived from chunks of ice that workers collect from beneath the ocean floor and beneath the arctic permafrost may fuel cars, heat homes, and power factories.
Chemists at the University of Liverpool have developed a way of converting methane gas into a powder form in order to make it more transportable.
OTTAWA, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As the search for new global energy sources, continues and conventional natural gas supplies decline in North America, a 13-member panel of experts appointed by the Council of Canadian Academies has concluded that Canada is well positioned to be a global leader in exploration, research and development, and eventual production of natural gas from gas hydrate.
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