Greenhouse gas 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes

A new study of chemical reactions that occur when organic matter decomposes in freshwater lakes has revealed that the debris from trees suppresses production of methane—while debris from plants found in reed beds actually ...

Thawing permafrost produces more methane than expected

Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas that is roughly 30 times more harmful to the climate than carbon dioxide (CO2). Both gases are produced in thawing permafrost as dead animal and plant remains are decomposed. However, ...

Methane bubbles are effect and cause of rise in temperature

Due to climate change, more methane is bubbling up from lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands throughout the world. The release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, leads to a further increase in temperature, thus creating a ...

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas

A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today's global climate models may be misjudging the amount ...

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