Scientists Use ‘Breathalyzers’ and Lasers to Measure Cow Burps and Farts
Oklahoma cows belch out about a half-pound of methane daily.
Fart Problems Lead World Pie-Eating Championship to Switch Pie Fillings
“We’re steering things away from red meat this year for health considerations and also to avoid the methane issue.”
Scientists Used Satellites to Spot Arctic Methane From Space
An experimental technique for measuring potent methane emissions in the Arctic proved successful.
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Methane-Eating Ocean Microbes Could Play a Major Role in Climate Change
Caltech geobiologist and MacArthur Fellow Victoria Orphan sheds light on the tiny single-celled organisms that help keep Earth’s climate in check.
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Tiny Organisms in Earth’s Most Unlivable Places May Help Us Find Alien Life
Luke McKay, an astrobiologist and microbial ecologist, is probing the extreme limits of life on Earth to answer bigger questions about the universe.
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Blue Flames Erupting from the Ground Are the Latest Addition to Hawaii's Hellscape
And if they come in contact with lava, they can trigger massive explosions.
‘Hotspots’ in the Arctic Permafrost Are Dumping Methane Into the Atmosphere
Methane-sniffing airplanes have mapped the release of a powerful greenhouse gas in Canada's Arctic.
Canada Is Dragging Its Feet on Capping Dangerous Methane Leaks
The government finally has a plan to regulate methane leaks from the oil and gas industry. It doesn’t come into effect until 2020.
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China Is Capturing Ice That Lights on Fire
Could methane hydrate help us move away from coal?
This Robot Is Livestreaming All the Gnarly Stuff It’s Seeing in the Deep Sea
Ride along with Global Explorer as it films massive carcasses and crabs stuffing their faces.
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Fracking in BC Releases 2.5 Times More Methane Than Government Estimates
Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.
We Have Strong Evidence Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Can Support Microbial Alien Life
Scientists find potential evidence of methanogenesis, a biological process, on Saturn’s moon Enceladus—which means methane-breathing aliens could be chilling there.