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June 16, 2020: In May 2012, Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. The fumes made the retired couple feel nauseous, dizzy, and short of breath.
May 5, 2020: More than one in 10 flares designed to burn off unused methane in the Permian basin in Texas and New Mexico could be unlit or malfunctioning, venting much more of the potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere than previously thought, new findings by the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund show.
April 25, 2020: A new study says enough methane is spewing out of the Permian Basin to power 7 million households in Texas for a year.
April 23, 2020: Satellite data suggests oil and gas operations across the Permian Basin are responsible for record methane emissions.
April 20, 2020: The addition of cable bacteria to soil can reduce the methane emissions of rice cultivation by as much as 90 percent, according to a new study.
April 6, 2020: The average level of methane in the atmosphere increased last year by the highest amount in five years, according to preliminary data released Sunday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that the average level of...
April 6, 2020: A TAXING DISPUTE: President Trump is floating the possibility of tariffs on oil imports, ramping up pressure on Russia and Saudi Arabia to reach a deal amid the current production standoff. “I am a big believer in our great energy business, and...
April 6, 2020: A TAXING DISPUTE: President Trump is floating the possibility of tariffs on oil imports, ramping up pressure on Russia and Saudi Arabia to reach a deal amid the current production standoff. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and...
April 3, 2020: Bacteria that consume methane were found to burrow into the worms' skin, allowing them to get nutrients from the greenhouse gas.
April 2, 2020: The Arctic is predicted to warm faster than anywhere else in the world this century, perhaps by as much as 7°C. These rising temperatures threaten one of the largest long-term stores of carbon on land: permafrost.
March 16, 2020: A new study suggests that the federal government's proposed regulations to reduce methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas emitted by the oil and gas industry, would be more effective than competing regulations proposed by the Alberta government.
February 19, 2020: The findings add urgency of efforts to cut emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas routinely leaked or intentionally released into the atmosphere.
February 19, 2020: New research suggests scientists have been greatly underestimating the amount of methane released by humans during the last 300 years.
February 10, 2020: Documents obtained by CBC News and Radio-Canada suggest tests will explore whether there's a connection between poor air quality at federal buildings in Gatineau, Que., and a bat infestation — including whether dead bats are responsible for elevated methane levels in the buildings.
January 29, 2020: Researchers found these regions of the eastern Arctic Ocean are relatively rare, which is good
January 2, 2020: A method of extracting methane recently described in Scientific Reports could turn permafrost hydrate reservoirs into carbon sinks.
December 31, 2019: The nation’s scientists are racing to find ways to reduce the release of methane from cows and sheep, which accounts for one third of all emissionsIt is not exactly glamorous work. Measuring sheep farts is smelly, time consuming and expensive.But for Dr Suzanne Rowe, a scientist who is breeding strains of sheep th...
December 28, 2019: Since 2010, Alaska-based photographer and artist Ryota Kajita has been capturing natural ice formations, which he first spotted while walking near a pond in the Arctic tundra. These frozen methane bubbles form when temperatures drop below zero and gases floating to the surface are trapped. “Being absorbed in hunti...
December 18, 2019: The leak emitted more of the gas in 20 days than the oil and gas industries of some European nations do in a year.
December 16, 2019: The findings mark a step forward in using space technology to detect leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas sites worldwide.
December 11, 2019: Wetlands are the biggest natural source of methane in the world.
December 11, 2019: Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016.
December 11, 2019: Methane emissions are on the rise, and new satellite data suggests Africa's tropics are responsible for at least a third of the recent increase.
December 1, 2019: ‘Global first’ project will help tackle climate change by lowering agricultural greenhouse gasesThe New Zealand livestock industry has begun a “global first” genetic program that would help to tackle climate change by breeding low methane-emitting sheep.There are about six sheep for each person in New Zealan...
November 28, 2019: Genetic modification, banned in Europe, could have ‘great potential promise’Gene-modifying techniques could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, helping to feed the world while combating the climate emergency, scientists have said.“Conventional [genetic] selection is extremely powerful,” said ...