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Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming poses a risk of rapid collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean.

Methane emissions expected to soar as Earth warms

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Methane, already the third most abundant greenhouse gas, has roughly 30 times the heat-trapping potency of CO2.

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a hitherto unnoticed contribution to global warming.

Methane hot spot in US is 3x expected size:

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
One area in the southwestern United States is spewing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere far faster than expected.

NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Methane on the Red Planet is intriguing because here on Earth, 95% of the gas comes from microbial organisms.

Siberian Methane Release is on the Rise

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are finding that more and more harmful methane gas is escaping from the region's thawing permafrost.

Methane release from melting permafrost could trigger dangerous global warming

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Molecule for molecule, methane traps more heat than carbon dioxide; approximately 30 times more.

Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2017 09:12 AM
by Alex Muller
Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

Posted in Science on 20th May, 2017 04:18 PM
by Alex Muller
China has for the first time extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply.

Methane-eating Bacteria Could Be Curbing Global Warming

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2017 05:41 PM
by Alex Muller
Bacteria that eat methane, a greenhouse gas, have been discovered in an Antarctic lake that has been isolated from the atmosphere for thousands of years.

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