Showing posts with label methane. Show all posts
Showing posts with label methane. Show all posts

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Siberia's Giant Holes to Hell

A frozen lake has been found in one of the holes, at least proving that it isn't bottomless
Two giant holes are devouring Yamal. Over the past three years they have increased significantly in size and continue to grow. The "Gates of Hell" were first discovered in 2014.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

100 companies produce 71% of global emissions : report

Some 71 per cent of global emissions are produced by just 100 companies, a new greenhouse gases (GHG) study has found.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Release of Arctic Methane "May Be Apocalyptic" :Study

A scientific study published in the prestigious journal Palaeoworld in December issued a dire -- and possibly prophetic -- warning, though it garnered little attention in the media.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Methane emission in Arctic can contribute to global warming

Scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have discovered anomalous fields where methane is emitted because of permafrost degradation on the Arctic shelf in Siberia. This can significantly change the climate on the Earth, Professor at Department of Geology and Mineral Exploration Natalya Shakova told journalists on Monday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Microbes Solving Macro-Problems: Bacteria Used to Fight Global Warming

A newly discovered type of bacteria may save humanity from the catastrophic aftermath of global warming when all the Arctic ice melts, US researchers say.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

US sets goal to cut methane emissions by oil, gas industry

The US government on Wednesday announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, as part of its efforts to fight climate change.

Friday, January 02, 2015

China builds world's largest coal mine waste gas recovering project.

The world's largest facility to turn excess methane gas from coal mines into electricity has been completed in north China's Shanxi Province.

The facility was completed by the Lu'an Group, which owns the Gaohe Coal Mine in the coal-rich province.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Americans urged to stop wasting food. (60% of food waste originates from businesses and institutions)

WASHINGTON: In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much.
Some 15.4 million kilograms of food is thrown away in the United States every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Friday (Nov 21).

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Experts say Pakistan quake island unlikely to last. -Professor Shamim Ahmed Shaikh, chairman of the department of geology at Karachi University, said the island would disperse within a couple of months.(2 video)

A small island created in the Arabian Sea by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts say it is unlikely to last long.
 GWADAR: A small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts -- who found methane gas rising from it -- say it is unlikely to last long.
The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday in Baluchistan's remote Awaran district, killing more than 270 people and affecting hundreds of thousands.

Off the coastline near the port of Gwadar, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the epicentre, locals were astonished to see the dark grey mass of rock and mud that had emerged from the waves in the Arabian Sea.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Study links fracking with methane-contaminated drinking water (+2video RT)

Household drinking water that comes from wells near known fracking sites contains levels of methane six times greater than what’s common elsewhere, a new study has found.
Researchers at Duke University sampled drinking water from 141 wells across northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York and determined that the concentration of methane, the main component of natural gas, is much higher when those wells are within one kilometer of a hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” sites.
Fracking is a method of drilling deep into the Earth in order to extract natural gas and has seen an emergence in recent years as an increasingly popular process used by energy companies. That spread in popularity is not without opposition from environmentalists and activists, however, who fear fracking has detrimental effects on the Earth.

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