Probes map methane of the Four Corners
April 10, 2015, 10:18 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Scientists aren't sure where the methane is coming from, but they suspect it's related to mining.
What does methane mean for life on Mars?
December 17, 2014, 9:55 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Scientists have seen fluctuations in methane levels in the Martian atmosphere before, so any new findings add to a better understanding for the Red Planet.
Methane munching microbes live in deep-sea rocks
October 16, 2014, 10:48 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Researchers only took samples the first few inches of rock, so they aren't sure how deep the microbial communities penetrate below the surface.
Biggest U.S. methane source spotted from space
October 10, 2014, 11:10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The gassy hotspot is centered over New Mexico's San Juan Basin, where some 40,000 wells suck out natural gas trapped in coal seams.
Hundreds of methane plumes erupting in Atlantic
August 25, 2014, 10:36 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Researchers were surprised to find so many methane seeps and can't say for sure why there are so many along the Atlantic coastline.
'Everlasting storm' has 1 million lightning strikes a year
July 23, 2014, 3:42 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The Catatumbo Lightning has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years.
Methane-spewing microbes may have contributed to Earth's biggest extinction
April 1, 2014, 10:30 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Volcanic eruptions caused a massive loss of plant and animal life, but abundance of methane caused a carbon dioxide overdose that deprived surviving organisms of much-needed oxygen.
Why kangaroos emit less methane when they ... um ... you know, pass gas
March 28, 2014, 11:53 a.m. by John Platt
Scientists have known this for a while now, but new research gives us more information about why kangaroos are so much more efficient than cows.
Methane levels rising as funding cuts threaten monitoring network
January 30, 2014, 3:46 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
As fracking and melting Arctic ice add more methane to the atmosphere, the NOAA will have fewer resources with which to monitor the greenhouse gas.
Flatulent cows cause methane explosion on German farm
January 28, 2014, 12:35 p.m. by Melissa Breyer
Yes, you read that right.
Bacteria hitchhike on methane bubbles, keep greenhouses gas in check
December 10, 2013, 12:53 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
There are about 160 organisms from deep-sea vents that enjoy a methane meal on the way up to the ocean's surface.