Global methane emissions are growing rapidly, and according to international experts, the surge is threatening the world’s efforts to fight climate change.
Researchers have discovered that cow farts contribute a huge percentage of carbon emissions all over the globe. This is attributing to the fact that their stomachs can produce methane, and methane emissions from cows have a larger carbon footprint than cars. Engineers have devised a way to capture methane from cow manure, store them in large tanks, and re-produce it into usable energy.
Scientists are developing a multi-gas detector that could spot harmful emissions fast with a single sensor, which could deliver a breakthrough in preventing climate change.
Scientists reveal the dark side of man-made water reservoirs, exposing that these dams produce a large amount of greenhouse gases -- particularly methane.
A new study from NASA examines the cause of the methane “hot spot” in New Mexico and found that emissions from the oil and gas industry in the state are to blame.
Using an advanced infrared camera, researchers have made methane emissions visible. This may help monitor and measure striking levels of greenhouse gases.
Animals with four-chambered stomachs that process plants are known as ruminants. Some of them, like cows, produce quite a bit of methane as they process the food. Kangaroos have been thought to produce much less. A recent study from University of Zurich says kangaroos are more gassy than we thought, but has learnings for cows on the planet.
Replacing old or damaged natural gas pipelines can greatly reduce methane emissions and related injuries. A Stanford-led study found that cities such as Durham and Cincinnati are already benefiting from such projects.
A methane-eating bacteria might be the secret to fighting global warming. New copper storage proteins in bacteria were found to store metal in a way that has never been seen before.
Following a recent study that showed high methane output from oil and gas development, the EPA has proposed new regulations to reduce methane emissions from the industry by 2025.
During the last Ice Age, massive slabs of ice covered much of North America, but new research now shows that calving icebergs resulted in a huge influx of freshwater that increased the production of the greenhouse gas, methane, in tropical wetlands.
Scientists have long feared that as the world gets warmer, thawing permafrost may lead to a significant effect on global warming. But now new research suggests that this same Arctic permafrost may actually help us adapt to climate change.