Posts Tagged Methane

‘Abrupt thaw’ of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models…

Summary:  Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new study. Unlike shallow, gradual thawing of terrestrial permafrost, the abrupt thaw beneath thermokarst lakes is irreversible this century. Even climate models that project only moderate warming this century will have to factor in their emissions, according […]

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Transforming greenhouse gases: New ‘supercatalyst’ to recycle carbon dioxide and methane…

Summary:  Engineers have developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change — carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)… Read the article here at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171117085156.htm  

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Icy air reveals human-made methane levels higher than previously believed…

An article from enn.com: Intro: In 2011 a team of researchers led by Vasilii Petrenko, an assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences at the University of Rochester, spent seven weeks in Antarctica collecting and studying 2,000-pound samples of glacial ice cores that date back nearly 12,000 years. The ancient air trapped within the ice revealed surprising new […]

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Will Melting Permafrost Release Global ‘Methane Bomb’?…

Intro:  Locked into the chilly soil of the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes are vast stockpiles of carbon compounds…  Read the article here at LiveScience: https://www.livescience.com/59860-melting-permafrost-doomsday-methane-bomb.html

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The Methane Riddle: What Is Causing the Rise in Emissions?… 

The cause of the rapid increase in methane emissions since 2007 has puzzled scientists. But new research finds some surprising culprits in the methane surge and shows that fossil-fuel sources have played a much larger role over time than previously estimated…  The full article is here at Yale Environment 360: The Methane Riddle: What Is Causing […]

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On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas by Rachel Cernansky: Yale Environment 360…

From YaleEnvironment360…  An increasing number of sewage treatment plants in the U.S. and Europe are processing food waste in anaerobic biodigesters, keeping more garbage out of landfills, reducing methane emissions, and producing energy to defray their operating costs. Read the full article below: On Front Lines of Recycling, Turning Food Waste into Biogas by Rachel […]

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Pre-industrial Methane Emissions Triggered by Natural and Anthropogenic Causes…

From the Environmental News Network… “The climate change debate has been going back and forth between skeptics and believers for the last couple of years. While carbon dioxide is usually the greenhouse gas that gets the most attention, methane is considered another powerful greenhouse gas that can be emitted both naturally as well as human-induced… A […]

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