News tagged with methane

Study shows bacteria combat dangerous gas leaks

Bacteria could mop up naturally-occurring and man-made leaks of natural gases before they are released into the atmosphere and cause global warming - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Apr 28, 2014
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New insight into biochemical methane production

The biological sources of methane are wide-ranging; however, the conditions have to be always oxygen-free. Archaebacteria release the potent greenhouse gas in rice fields, mires and cows' stomachs, for example. ...

Mar 21, 2013
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Not-so-permanent permafrost

As much as 44 billion tons of nitrogen and 850 billion tons of carbon stored in arctic permafrost, or frozen ground, could be released into the environment as the region begins to thaw over the next century as a result of ...

Oct 29, 2012
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Titan gets a dune 'makeover'

(Phys.org)—Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really ...

Jan 17, 2013
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Coal gasification demonstrated

DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a molten catalytic process for converting coal into a synthesis gas consisting of roughly 20% methane and 80% hydrogen using alkali hydroxides ...

Oct 23, 2012
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