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.
U.S. methane levels higher than thought
November 27, 2013, 11:19 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The difference in emission estimates stems from the variety of ways groups collect and measure methane in the atmosphere.
Methane is escaping Arctic seafloor much faster than we thought, scientists say
November 25, 2013, 2:30 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
An abundance of Arctic storms and a lack of methane-munching microbes in shallow waters allows more methane it seep into the atmosphere.
No methane on Mars: So what does that mean?
September 20, 2013, 10:44 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Scientists are flummoxed by the lack of methane on the planet, and wonder if they're monitoring a place that doesn't leak the gas often.
Deep-sea crab gets methane surprise
August 12, 2013, 10:49 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
A remotely operated vehicle captured a hungry crab on video as it tried to eat freezing methane bubbles.
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.
Earthquakes trigger release of methane gas
July 29, 2013, 10:03 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
Methane gas from subduction zone earthquakes should be factored into climate change models, say some researchers.
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