It turns out that abandoned oil wells are "super-emitters" of the greenhouse gas methane, according to a new study.
Climate scientists will be happy to hear that Alaska, despite large temperature increases in recent decades, is showing no signs of rising methane levels, at least for now.
A new methane-releasing microbe, just recently discovered in Sweden, is a key player in climate change, according to new research.
Certain methane-munching microbes have hit rock bottom, literally, living in rocks on the bottom of the ocean floor and soaking up large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas, according to new research.
Scientists have discovered a massive methane "hot spot" in the southwest United States - a surprising development considering that the region is the largest leakage ever of the greenhouse gas, and more than triple the standard ground-based estimate.
A vast amount of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost is being converted into carbon dioxide (CO2) once it enters freshwater systems - a process that is worrying experts tracking climate change. This process was long thought to be enabled by microbial activity, but a new study identifies that sunlight itself might be the true culprit.
Researchers surveying the Arctic Ocean's seafloor have discovered something particularly unsettling for many climatologists. Plumes of methane, a particularly potent greenhouse gas, are rising in tiny ominous bubbles from the ocean floor. Why exactly this is happening remains unclear, but initial speculation is tying it to warning temperatures and ice melt.
Researchers have found that the beef industry alone is around 10 times more damaging to the environment that any other meat production, contributing gas emissions, water consumption and land wear.
Massive amounts of methane gas have been coming from the world's oceans, and researchers have finally determined why. Strains of SAR11, the oceans' most abundant organism, can release large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas when starving, according to a recent study.
Researchers have identified the genes and gut microbes that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. The identification of these genes can help researchers understand why some animals produce far more emissions than others of the same species.
Astronomers now have an innovative new tool that is able to detect methane on alien planets. The organic molecule, widely acknowledged to be a sign of potential life, could be the key to finding organisms beyond Earth.
A new study by researchers in Sweden has found that Christmas trees absorb methane, a second most important greenhouse gas next to carbon dioxide.
Curiosity rover did not detect Martian organics in the initial phase of the experiments, says NASA.