Latest Methane clathrate Stories
Marine scientists from Kiel, together with colleagues from Bremen, Great Britain, Switzerland and Norway, spent four and a half weeks examining methane emanation from the sea bed off the coast of Spitsbergen with the German research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN. There they gained a very differentiated picture: Several of the gas outlets have been active for hundreds of years.
A recent study of the Antarctic Ice Sheet suggests that it could be a largely overlooked source of the potent greenhouse gas methane.
Commercial natural gas was likely major factor in late-20th century stabilization
West of Spitsbergen methane gas is effervescing out of the seabed.
A multi-institutional study by Eric Kort of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has uncovered a surprising and potentially important new source of Arctic methane: the ocean itself.
For some time, researchers have explored flammable ice for low-carbon or alternative fuel or as a place to store carbon dioxide.
Rice researchers show ocean could have contained enough methane to cause drastic climate change.
A shipboard expedition off Norway, to determine how methane escapes from beneath the Arctic seabed, has discovered widespread pockets of the gas and numerous channels that allow it to reach the seafloor.
Their critics weren't convinced the first time, but Rice University researchers didn't give up on the "ice that burns."
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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