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Ticking Time Bomb: The True Cost Of Arctic Methane Release
2013-07-25 07:44:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An Arctic methane 'time bomb' brought about by rapidly thinning permafrost could cost the world up to $60 Trillion, the size of the entire global economy, a group of economists and polar scientists warned on Tuesday. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, although it lasts less than a decade in the atmosphere. Large amounts of the gas are concentrated in the frozen Arctic tundra, and are also found as semi-solid gas hydrates under...

Early Earth Relied On Carbon To Keep Warm Enough For Life
2013-07-10 13:58:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Colorado Boulder researchers have figured out how early Earth was warm enough to support life when the sun was 20 per cent dimmer than today. A new study determined that all that may have been required to sustain liquid water and primitive life on Earth during the Archean eon, 2.8 billion years ago, were the reasonable atmospheric carbon dioxide amounts believed to be present at the time and a little bit of methane....

2013-07-09 08:23:11

Methane from wood and organic waste to be fed into the grid GÖRLITZ, Germany, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2013 the AUTARK Institute for Energy Research launched a cooperation with agnion energy GmbH with the aim of developing catalytic gas purification technology for the so-called "Heatpipe Reformer" (HPR). In future this will enable biomethane to be produced and fed into the public grid in addition to electricity and heating. The agnion energy HPR is a...

2013-07-04 00:21:09

Hit hard by reduced government incentives, the market maintains growth through continuing coal-to-biomass power plant conversions LONDON, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Europe's aim to produce 20 percent of its total power from renewable sources by 2020 will sustain the region's biomass and biogas power market. Although biomass and biogas installed capacity will widen as a new wave of coal-to-biomass power plant conversions gains momentum, year-on-year revenue growth is likely to...

2013-06-27 08:23:50

HOUSTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB: FEEC) the US listed company that operates the Shouyang PSC in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, today announced that 13 new wells have commenced in the 13 days since the last 2013 drilling program update release issued on Friday, June 14, bringing to 43 the number of wells spudded in 2013. Additionally, 4 wells reached total depth, and the 2013 frac program is well underway. Currently there...

2013-06-14 12:22:12

Far East Energy announces spudding of 30th well of 2013 at Shouyang; speaking on CNBC Asia CEO Mike McElwrath says that CBM is the precursor to shale in China; he will also be present at the Standard Chartered Bank Earth's Resources conference in Hong Kong next week. HOUSTON, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC) the US listed company that operates the Shouyang PSC in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, today announced that 7 new wells...

2013-06-13 23:23:18

Ultimate Flatulence Cure created by Joseph Arnold is a new book that provides people with an effective flatulence remedy, and detailed instructions on how to get rid of this condition fast and naturally. A full Ultimate Flatulence Cure review on the site Vkool.com indicates if this book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Ultimate Flatulence Cure created by Joseph Arnold is a new book that provides people with an effective flatulence remedy, and detailed instructions on how...

Arctic Permafrost Melts And Releases Greenhouse Gases
2013-06-11 10:18:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conditions within Arctic permafrost soils prevent dead plants and animals from decomposing, resulting in layer upon layer of organic carbon being sequestered just beneath the topsoil. However, rising Arctic temperatures are causing these soils to thaw at unprecedented rates, and NASA scientists are currently looking into just how much greenhouse gas is being released through soil decomposition. Using NASA´s C-23 Sherpa...

2013-06-06 23:33:44

The national environmental engineering firm has been contracted to carry out the inspection of the methane gas barrier membrane system for the Port of Los Angeles and Port Police Department's new K-9 facility. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 National environmental engineering firm Terra-Petra has announced that it has been contracted to carry out the methane barrier inspection of the methane gas barrier membrane system for the Port of Los Angeles and Port Police Department's new K-9...

Cassini Spacecraft Observes Aerosol 'Snow' On Saturn Moon Titan
2013-06-05 14:44:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists writing in The Astrophysical Journal say they have found aerosol "snow" on Saturn's moon Titan. The scientists said they confirmed the presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the upper atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. This study provides an explanation of the origin of the aerosol particles found in the lowest haze layer that blankets Titan's surface. Titan has an atmosphere most resembling that...


Latest Methane Reference Libraries

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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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