NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Methane on the Red Planet is intriguing because here on Earth, 95% of the gas comes from microbial organisms.

Methane hot spot in US is 3x expected size:

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

One area in the southwestern United States is spewing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere far faster than expected.

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

Posted in Featured, Science on 25th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a hitherto unnoticed contribution to global warming.

Methane emissions expected to soar as Earth warms

Posted in Featured, Science on 30th Mar, 2014
by Alex Muller

Methane, already the third most abundant greenhouse gas, has roughly 30 times the heat-trapping potency of CO2.

Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

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.