News tagged with methane hydrate

Study finds hydrate gun hypothesis unlikely

Clathrate (hydrate) gun hypothesis stirred quite the controversy when it was posed in 2003. It stated that methane hydrates—frozen water cages containing methane gas found below the ocean floor—can melt due to increasing ...

dateAug 23, 2017 in Environment
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China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor off their coastlines.

dateMay 19, 2017 in Environment
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Methane seeps in the Canadian high Arctic

Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern global warming. A field campaign on the remote Ellef Ringnes ...

dateApr 13, 2017 in Environment
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New research explains hydrophobicity

(Phys.org)—The hydrophobic effect is a fundamental aspect of biochemical processes. Hydrophilic, or water-loving, solutes tend to be miscible in water, while hydrophobic, or water-fearing, solutes tend to aggregate in such ...

dateJan 11, 2017 in Materials Science report
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