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NASA's Curiosity rover finds new methane spike on Mars

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'With our current measurements, we have no way of telling if the methane source is biology or geology, or even ancient or modern,' says Paul Mahaffy of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center

Methane on Mars: A new discovery or just a lot of hot air?

Apr 06, 2019 - 8:30 AM

There have been no direct observations of living organisms or fossils on Mars so far. But there are other types of evidence.

NEW DISCOVERY? Methane detected at Mars’ Gale Crater (the center picture). Kevin Gill/Flickr, CC BY-SA

Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated – study

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Revised calculations of methane produced per head of cattle show that global livestock emissions in 2011 are 11% higher than estimates based on data from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

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Dec 12, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Surging methane emissions imperil climate goals

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:50 PM

After rising slowly from 2000 to 2006 the concentration of methane in the air climbed 10 times more quickly the following decade a study reveals

A methane extraction platform is seen at the Kivu Lake, in Gisenyi, Rwanda on April 17, 2016. Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

Burning all fossil fuels would scorch Earth – study

May 24, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Researchers predict that average temperatures would climb by up to 9 5°C if all known reserves of oil gas and coal are burned

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Mar 15, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Rocket blasts off on mission seeking life on Mars

Mar 14, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Is there life on the Red Planet? The main objective of ExoMars 2016 is to analyze methane there – a possible indicator of life

A Russian Proton-M rocket carrying the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on March 14, 2016. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

What waste: human excrement can fuel developing world

Nov 04, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Gas produced by decaying human waste is a potentially major source of energy providing electricity for millions of homes while improving sanitary conditions in developing countries

Blowing in the wind: how to stop cow burps warming Earth

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Ruminant animals emit methane a gas that is more than 20 times more efficient than carbon dioxide in trapping the sun s heat

GASSY. A Normandy cow is pictured on October 23, 2015, at a farm in Courcite, northwestern France. Jean-Francois Monier/AFP

More giant craters spotted in Russia's far north

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Russian scientists have now discovered 7 giant craters in remote Siberia – a mysterious phenomenon believed to be linked to climate change

GAPING HOLE. A general view taken on August 25, 2014 shows a crater on the Yamal Peninsula, northern Siberia. Vasily Bogoyavlensky/AFP

Spike seen in methane on Mars, but source unknown

Dec 17, 2014 - 8:44 AM

The latest findings from NASA s Curiosity rover raises the question could microbes be the source of the methane? And what caused the levels to soar and dissipate again in a matter of weeks?

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Cow flatulence sparks explosion at German barn

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Flatulence from 90 cows likely ignited a static discharge that sparked an explosion

METHANE EXPLOSION.  A man grooms a highland cow prior to a show contest at the Gruene Woche International Agriculture Fair in Berlin January 17, 2014. John Macdougall/AFP

Livestock is major contributor to global warming – UN

Sep 26, 2013 - 6:25 PM

The Food and Agriculture Organization says methane from livestock every year is equivalent to around 144 million tons of oil

MINDING THE HERD. A cowboy drives cattle at a farm in Sao Felix do Xingu, Para state, northern Brazil, on August 8, 2013. AFP / Yasuyoshi Chiba

Life on Mars hopes fade after rover findings: study

Sep 20, 2013 - 6:56 AM

Where scientists expected a plume of methane on Mars atmosphere Curiosity found only trace amounts

CURIOSITY AND METHANE. The Curiosity rover (pictured) found only trace amounts of methane gas in Mars' atmosphere. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Earthquakes rupture undersea methane reservoirs - study

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:49 AM

Earthquakes can rip open sub sea pockets of methane a highly potent greenhouse gas according to a study by German and Swiss scientists

Arctic methane breach an 'economic time bomb'

Jul 25, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Massive leakage of methane from thawing shoreline in the Arctic would devastate the world s climate and economy

ICY NORTH. An aerial view of the research ship 'Polarstern' (North Star) sailing on the Artic Ocean at the North Pole, October 6, 2011. Photo by EPA/Stefan Hendriks / Alred Wegener Institute handout