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.
Amazon rain forest breathes in more than it breathes out
March 21, 2014, 7:50 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Absorbing more carbon dioxide than they release, these vast forests can be credited with helping to lower levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Amazing new laser could diagnose disease and detect greenhouse gases
February 10, 2014, 4:09 p.m. by John Platt
Researchers have created a laser powerful enough to detect minute concentrations of gases in the atmosphere or in your mouth.
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.
What is PFTBA? Greenhouse gas is 7,000 times as potent as CO2
December 13, 2013, 9:44 a.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
There are no known ways to destroy or remove the long-lasting PFTBA from the atmosphere.
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.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could prevent premature deaths
September 23, 2013, 3 p.m. by Charles Choi, LiveScience
The benefits of cutting emissions of CO2 and the like would have a global impact on mortality rates.
New technology helps utilities sniff out natural gas pipeline leaks
August 9, 2013, 10:23 a.m. by John Platt
Aging pipelines leak dangerous amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.