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Global Warming Could Increase Methane Emissions From Freshwater Ecosystems
2014-03-19 17:22:42

University of Exeter New research led by the University of Exeter suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of the key greenhouse gas methane emitted from freshwater ecosystems to the Earth's atmosphere – which could in turn lead to further warming. The collaborative study, led by Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher from the University of Exeter, collated data from hundreds of laboratory experiments and field surveys to demonstrate that the speed at which methane fluxes...

2014-03-18 08:24:01

IRVINE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENER-CORE, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), whose proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology and equipment generates clean electric power from low quality and waste gases, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted ENCR its fifth and sixth patents. U.S. Patent 8,671,658, titled Oxidizing Fuel, addresses various alternative arrangements for the Oxidizer to operate, including a number of internal functions that the Oxidizer provides, and...

2014-03-14 16:21:01

JUPITER, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United States continues to lead the world in the production of natural gas, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new and more efficient method with the potential to convert the major components found in natural gas into useable fuels and chemicals--opening the door to cheaper, more abundant energy and materials with much lower emissions. The research, which was led...

2014-03-13 16:23:29

HOUSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Block Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, confirms an ongoing increase in gas production from the Shouyang Block. Submission of the draft Overall Development Plan (ODP) for the core production area at Shouyang is also expected in the near future. Management is pleased to announce that,...

2014-03-03 08:24:49

Independent study for EDF reveals ample opportunity for industry to use existing, affordable technologies to control emissions from onshore operations WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent analysis conducted by ICF International (ICF) has determined that the onshore segment of the U.S. oil and gas sector can significantly reduce emissions of methane - a highly potent greenhouse gas and the primary ingredient in natural gas - using currently available...

Peat Soils As Gigantic Batteries
2014-03-03 04:45:37

Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Tubingen describe a process that suppresses the formation of methane in soils that are rich in humic substances. For this process to work, the soils need to switch between having no oxygen and having oxygen. Wetlands, including peatlands, have a high content of humic substances, which are organic compounds that form during incomplete decomposition of biomass. Under anoxic conditions, soil bacteria can use these...

2014-02-28 08:22:27

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), whose proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology and equipment generates clean electric power from low quality and waste gases, today announced that Company management will participate in the Roth 26(th) Annual Conference taking place from March 9-12, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA. Management will present a corporate overview on Monday, March 9, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time. About Ener-Core,...

Blending Synthetic Air To Measure Climate Change
2014-02-27 09:59:21

National Physical Laboratory Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have produced a synthetic air reference standard which can be used to accurately measure levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. This will greatly help scientists contribute to our understanding of climate change. A paper published in Analytical Chemistry describes how researchers at NPL have created a synthetic gas standard for the first time, which is comparable to the World...

US Emissions Of Methane Are Considerably Higher Than Official Estimates
2014-02-14 09:20:13

Mark Golden - Stanford University The first thorough comparison of evidence for natural gas system leaks confirms that organizations including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have underestimated US methane emissions generally, as well as those from the natural gas industry specifically. Natural gas consists predominantly of methane. Even small leaks from the natural gas system are important because methane is a potent greenhouse gas – about 30 times more potent than carbon...

2014-02-12 08:31:51

HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Block Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, announces a continued rise in gas production from the Shouyang Block since the last release on January 22, 2014. Following its January 22nd announcement that gas production at Shouyang had reached 1,797,499 cubic feet per day (1,797 Mcf/d) as...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Umbriel -- Umbriel is a moon of Uranus discovered in 1851 by William Lassell. It was named after the 'dusky melancholy sprite' in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock. Umbriel's surface is the darkest of the Uranian moons, and it is also the least geologically active. It is mostly composed of water ice, with the balance made up of silicate rock and methane ice. Most of its methane ice is on its surface. ----- Discovery Discovered by William Lassell...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Ariel -- Ariel is a moon of Uranus discovered in 1851 by William Lassell. Its composition is roughly 50% water ice, 30% silicate rock, and 20% methane ice, and it appears to have regions of fresh frost in places. Largely devoid of impact craters, Ariel appears to have undergone a period of intense geological activity that has produced a huge network of fault canyons and liquid water outflows over its surface. ----- Discovery Discovered by William Lassell...

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Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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