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Ocean currents impact methane consumption

Large amounts of methane - whether as free gas or as solid gas hydrates - can be found in the sea floor along the...

New source of methane discovered in the Arctic Ocean

Methane, a highly effective greenhouse gas, is usually produced by decomposition of organic material, a complex process involving bacteria and microbes. But there is another...

Scientists take aim at Four Corners methane mystery

Researchers from several institutions are in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest with a suite of airborne and ground-based instruments, aiming to...

New research identifies diverse sources of methane in shallow Arctic lakes

New research into the changing ecology of thousands of shallow lakes on the North Slope of Alaska suggests that in scenarios of increasing global...

New source of methane for gas hydrates in Arctic discovered

Research led by a University of New Hampshire professor has identified a new source of methane for gas hydrates -- ice-like substances found in...

Researchers create artificial methane hydrates, open an innovative pathway for use...

The Laboratory of Advanced Materials, belonging to the University of Alicante's department of Inorganic Chemistry, has developed a technology that allows the preparation of...

New detector sniffs out origins of methane

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its capacity to trap heat in Earth's atmosphere for a long time....

Methane oxidation fuelled by algal oxygen production

Methane emissions are strongly reduced in lakes with anoxic bottom waters. But here -- contrary to what has previously been assumed -- methane removal...

Methane seepage from Arctic seabed occurring for millions of years

Natural seepage of methane offshore the Arctic archipelago Svalbard has been occurring periodically for at least 2,7 million years. Major events of methane emissions...

NASA mountaintop sensor finds high methane over Los Angeles

A NASA study using two years of observations from a novel mountaintop instrument finds that Los Angeles' annual emissions of methane, an important greenhouse...

Researchers discover scientific surprise studying underwater methane seeps

Methane seeps—ever heard of them? You might have this past summer. That's when the national news media featured stories about a recent discovery of hundreds...

Methane is leaking from permafrost offshore Siberia

Yamal Peninsula in Siberia has recently become world famous. Spectacular sinkholes, appeared as out of nowhere in the permafrost of the area, sparking the...

Warmer Pacific Ocean could release millions of tons of seafloor methane

Off the West Coast of the United States, methane gas is trapped in frozen layers below the seafloor. New research from the University of...

Rock-dwelling microbes remove methane from deep sea

Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and...

Natural methane seepage on U.S. Atlantic ocean margin widespread

Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought, according to a study by researchers...

Researchers develop a geothermometer for methane formation

Methane is a simple molecule consisting of just one carbon atom bound to four hydrogen atoms. But that simplicity belies the complex role the...

Researchers examine fate of methane following the Deepwater Horizon spill

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout discharged roughly five million gallons of oil and up to 500,000 tons of natural gas into Gulf of Mexico...

Probing the depths of the methane world

In 2011, Jennifer Glass joined a scientific cruise to study a methane seep off of Oregon's coast. In these cold, dark depths, microbes buried...

Ancient whodunit may be solved: Methane-producing microbes did it!

Evidence left at the crime scene is abundant and global: Fossil remains show that sometime around 252 million years ago, about 90 percent of...

Substance in photosynthesis was in play in ancient, methane-producing microbes

An international team of researchers led by scientists at Virginia Tech and the University of California, Berkeley has discovered that a process that turns...

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