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Nature has more than one way to make methane, say biochemists

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, trapping more solar radiation on Earth than carbon dioxide. It's also the primary component of natural gas, a critical fuel source for heating and other uses. For these reasons and more, ...

NASA-led study solves a methane puzzle

A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, with a new calculation of emissions from global fires. The new study resolves what looked like irreconcilable ...

Breakthrough in debate on recent increase in atmospheric methane

The amount of the greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere is once again increasing rapidly after a period of stagnation through 2007. The cause of this recent increase is the subject of heated scientific debate. Scenarios ...

Cleaner, cheaper hydrogen from methane

Researchers from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ), Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV) and the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations (CSIC) have developed ceramic membranes that make it possible to produce ...

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