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Global Methane Tracker 2024 – Analysis - IEA

  2024-03-14 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Global Methane Tracker 2024 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

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US energy industry methane emissions are triple what government thinks, study finds

  2024-03-13 in ABC News

A new study calculates that U.S. oil and natural gas wells, pipelines and compressors are spewing three times the amount of the potent heat-trapping gas methane as the government thinks

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | USA | Methane


Climate and agriculture scientists set the record straight – emissions from the livestock sector must decline by 50% this decade, and some countries should do more than others.

  2024-03-13 (or before) in Animal Law & Policy Program | Harvard Law School

  Tagged under: Methane | Farming


Methane: The Arctic's hidden climate threat : Natalia Shakhova's latest paper.

  2024-03-12 (or before) in YouTube

A methane burst from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf could happen at any time and needs only a trigger. That's the conclusion of the world's leading research ...

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Methane | Arctic | Russia


Scientists Uncover Secret Driver of Climate Change

  2024-03-09 in SciTechDaily - Science, Space and Technology News 2023

Scientists have discovered that viruses infecting microbes significantly impact climate change by affecting methane cycling. This study, analyzing DNA from various environments, shows that the environmental impact of viruses varies by habitat. The research underscores the complex relationship between viruses, microbes, and methane emissions, suggesting the need for further exploration into viral roles in climate dynamics.

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Global Briefing: Spain advances plans for short haul flight ban

  2024-03-08 in Business Green

Spain to follow France in banning flights where rail offers viable alternative, Italy confirms coal phase out date, and Azerbaijan joins global methane pledge

  Tagged under: Coal | Legislation | Methane | Italy | Spain | Aviation | Trains | France


Methane Forecasts | Copernicus

  2024-03-08 (or before) in Copernicus

  Tagged under: Climate Data | Methane


Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet

  2024-02-13 in The Guardian

Research shows there has been a near-quadrupling across Greenland of methane-producing wetlands

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Wetlands | Sea Level


Revealed: the 1,200 big methane leaks from waste dumps trashing the planet

  2024-02-12 in The Guardian

The huge leaks of the potent greenhouse gas will doom climate targets, experts say, but stemming them would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: Argentina | Methane


Manifestation of Gas Seepage from Bottom Sediments on the Sea Surface: Theoretical Model and Experimental Observations

  2024-01-20 in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

The key area of the Arctic Ocean for atmospheric venting of CH4 is the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS). Leakage of methane through shallow ESAS waters needs to be considered in interactions between the biogeosphere and a warming Arctic climate. The development of remote sensing techniques for gas seepage detection and mapping is crucially needed for further applications in the ESAS and other areas of interest. Given the extent of the seepage areas and the magnitude of current and potential future emissions, new approaches are required to effectively, rapidly, and quantitatively survey the large seepage areas. Here, we consider...

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane | Russia


Methane forecasts

  2023-12-28 (or before) in ECMWF | Charts

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WTF Happened to the Methane Monster? – Watching the World Go Bye

  2023-12-27 (or before) in Eliot Jacobson's Collapse of Everything Blog

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Methane forecasts

  2023-12-24 (or before) in ECMWF | Charts

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Sea of methane sealed beneath Arctic permafrost could trigger climate feedback loop if it escapes

  2023-12-20 in Live Science

A sea of migrating methane discovered below the permafrost in Svalbard may eventually escape its icy prison if the permafrost continues to thaw due to climate change.

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Natural gas is actually migrating under permafrost, and could see methane emissions skyrocket if it escapes

  2023-12-16 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Beneath Svalbard's permafrost, millions of cubic meters of methane are trapped—and scientists have now learned that it can migrate beneath the cold seal of the permafrost and escape. A large-scale escape could create a cycle of warming that would send methane emissions skyrocketing: warming thaws the permafrost, causing more gas to escape, allowing more permafrost to thaw and more gas to be released.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Methane


Charts | Copernicus

  2023-11-19 (or before) in Copernicus

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Ex-officials at UN farming body say work on methane emissions was censored

  2023-10-20 in The Guardian

Pressure from agriculture lobbies led to role of cattle in rising global temperatures being underplayed by FAO, claim sources

  Tagged under: Farming | Methane | Cattle and Dairy Farming


Natural gas isn’t natural, it’s methane

  2023-10-17 by in The Climate Brink

When you’re at a tailgate this fall, sharing some “all-natural” hot dogs with friends and washing it down with some “all-natural” fruit punch, putting on some “all-natural” sunscreen before heading into the football game, consider why companies love to label their products as “natural”.

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Strange methane leak discovered at the deepest point of the Baltic Sea baffling scientists

  2023-10-11 in Live Science

A huge methane leak discovered in the Baltic Sea spans 7.7 square miles, with masses of gas bubbles rising almost all the way to the ocean surface.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Rivers


Seafloor Methane Tipping Point Reached!

  2023-10-04 (or before) by in Titanic Lifeboat Academy - Titanic Lifeboat Academy

A catastrophe of unimaginable proportions is unfolding.

  Tagged under: Methane | Tipping Points


The Climate Sleuth Uncovering Methane Leaks for the United Nations - Bloomberg

  2023-09-29 (or before) in Bloomberg

Itziar Irakulis Loitxate is a 27-year-old Ph.D. student who is the closest thing the world has to climate police.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Methane | Mexico


Improved Constraints on Global Methane Emissions and Sinks Using δ13C‐CH4

  2023-09-23 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract We study the drivers behind the global atmospheric methane (CH4) increase observed after 2006. Candidate emission and sink scenarios are constructed based on proposed hypotheses in the lit...

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We could be 16 years into a methane-fueled 'termination' event significant enough to end an ice age

  2023-08-16 in Live Science

Methane emissions from tropical wetlands have been soaring since 2006 and accelerating at the same breakneck speed as when Earth's climate has flipped from a glacial to an interglacial period.

  Tagged under: Methane | Wetlands


Rising methane could be a sign that Earth's climate is part-way through a 'termination-level transition'

  2023-08-14 by in The Conversation

The last time methane in the air rose so fast, Greenland warmed by 10°C within decades.

  Tagged under: Methane


Climate-heating methane released from dozens of Australian fossil fuel sites, environmental group claims

  2023-08-08 in The Guardian

Energy giants reject Australian Conservation Foundation’s infrared video investigation which claims gas leaks and venting at dozens of mines and facilities

  Tagged under: Methane | Fossil Fuels


First Calibrated Methane Bubble Wintertime Observations in the Siberian Arctic Seas: Selected Results from the Fast Ice

  2023-07-28 in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

This paper presents the results of an acoustic survey carried out from the fast ice in the shallow waters of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) using a single beam echosounder. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate an improved approach to study seafloor seepages in the Arctic coastal zone with an echosounder calibrated on site. During wintertime field observations of natural rising gas bubbles, we recorded three periods of their increased activity with a total of 63 short-term ejections of bubbles from the seabed. This study presents quantitative estimates of the methane (CH4) flux obtained in wintertime at two levels of th...

  Tagged under: Science | Data | Methane | Arctic | Russia


Evidence for massive methane hydrate destabilization during the penultimate interglacial warming | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-07-25 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The stability of widespread methane hydrates in shallow subsurface sediments of the marine continental margins is sensitive to temperature increase...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane


Leaks Can Make Natural Gas as Bad for the Climate as Coal, a Study Says

  2023-07-13 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Methane


Melting glaciers are pulling the lid off an Arctic methane bomb, finds B.C. researcher - Vancouver Is Awesome

  2023-07-08 (or before) in Vancouver News - Vancouver Is Awesome

A new study has found melting Arctic glaciers are releasing dangerous methane. One B.C. researcher says it's a warning sign that Canada's melting North could be part of a climate feedback loop.

  Tagged under: Methane


Financing reductions in oil and gas methane emissions – Analysis - IEA

  2023-06-30 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Financing reductions in oil and gas methane emissions - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

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Overview – Global Methane Tracker 2023 – Analysis - IEA

  2023-06-17 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Global Methane Tracker 2023 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Methane


Turkmenistan moves towards plugging massive methane leaks

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

Central Asian country has the worst rate of climate-heating ‘super-emitter’ events in the world

  Tagged under: Methane


European Scientists on the Future of Gas: We must ban new natural gas boilers at once

  2023-05-26 (or before) in Välkommen till Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

EASAC’s new report “Future of Gas” highlights the extremely high global warming potential of largely unrecorded methane leakages along the whole natural gas supply chain.

  Tagged under: Methane


‘Mind-boggling’ methane emissions from Turkmenistan revealed

  2023-05-09 in The Guardian

Leaks of potent greenhouse gas could be easily fixed, say experts, and would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: COP28 | Methane | Fossil Fuels


Replacing methane with hydrogen to heat homes is a bad idea – here’s why

  2023-04-26 by in The Conversation

The government is considering blending hydrogen into the UK gas network.

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UK still well off track on pledge to cut methane emissions, study says

  2023-04-12 in The Guardian

Analysis suggests government policies would achieve reduction less than half target of 30% by 2030

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Greenhouse gas emissions rose at ‘alarming’ rate last year, US data shows

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Noaa report shows rapid increase in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fossil Fuels


Methane satellites usher in new era of emissions visibility and transparency - EDF+Business

  2023-04-04 (or before) in EDF+Business - EDF+Business

A growing ecosystem of satellites is addressing methane data access and availability head-on to show where methane emissions are coming from.

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National contributions to climate change due to historical emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide since 1850 - Scientific Data

  2023-03-30 (or before) in Nature

Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) have made significant contributions to global warming since the pre-industrial period and are therefore targeted in international climate policy. There is substantial interest in tracking and apportioning national contributions to climate change and informing equitable commitments to decarbonisation. Here, we introduce a new dataset of national contributions to global warming caused by historical emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide during the years 1851–2021, which are consistent with the latest findings of the IPCC. ...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Methane | Decarbonisation


2022 Methane Emissions Report - Download - GHGSat

  2023-03-30 (or before) in go.ghgsat.com

2022 Methane Emissions Report - Analysis and key finding from our high-resolution satellite data. A report by GHGSat.

  Tagged under: Methane


Eight things the world must do to avoid the worst of climate change

  2023-03-21 in The Guardian

Latest IPCC report highlights key measures countries must take to avoid climate catastrophe

  Tagged under: Methane | IPCC | Climate Change Mitigation


Switching to hydrogen fuel could prolong the methane problem

  2023-03-14 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Hydrogen's potential as a clean fuel could be limited by a chemical reaction in the lower atmosphere, according to research from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Hydrogen | Methane


Chinese rice farming trials cut methane emissions

  2023-03-10 (or before) in China Dialogue | China environment and climate news

Techniques that use less water, produce more rice and emit less methane are gaining traction in China

  Tagged under: Farming | China | Methane


Meat, dairy and rice production will bust 1.5C climate target, shows study

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

Emissions from food system alone will drive the world past target, unless high-methane foods are tackled

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Meat Production | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Food Production and Consumption


Revealed: 1,000 super-emitting methane leaks risk triggering climate tipping points

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

Vast releases of gas, along with future ‘methane bombs’, represent huge threat – but curbing emissions would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Tipping Points


Energy agency chief: "No excuse" for high methane emissions

  2023-02-21 in Associated Press News

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The International Energy Agency on Tuesday accused fossil fuel industries of doing too little to curb methane emissions and undermining global climate goals to limit warming. Economic uncertainty, high energy prices and concerns over the security of supply — which should have led to emissions cuts in 2022 — were ineffective as methane emissions remained “stubbornly high,” it said.

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Homepage | Global Methane Pledge

  2023-02-11 (or before) in globalmethanepledge.org

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Growing Body of Research Suggests Offshore Oil’s Methane Pollution Is Underestimated

  2023-02-07 by in DeSmog

Previous efforts to regulate offshore methane emissions stalled, despite role in helicopter crashes.

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What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

  2023-01-31 (or before) in Sustainable & Eco Friendly eCommerce Packaging | SR Mailing

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is considered by many to be one of humanity’s biggest crimes against the planet – and really, just the name of it gives away the horror of what it actually is, considering the size of the Pacific Ocean. We talk a lot about what can be done to save the planet here at SR Mailing, and that’s because we’re absolutely passionate about it! The fact that there is so much to be done, and that there is so much that we can all be doing in our daily lives that can help us to save planet Earth from global warming and climate change. The issue, of course, is much, much bigger than...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Methane | Fish | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs | California | South America | BP | Sea Level | Indonesia


Likely substantial underestimation of reported methane emissions from United Kingdom upstream oil and gas activities

  2023-01-18 in RSC Publishing Home – Chemical Science Journals, Books and Databases

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Tropical methane emissions explain large fraction of recent changes in global atmospheric methane growth rate - Nature Communications

  2022-12-07 (or before) in Nature

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas with emissions that are challenging to constrain. Here the authors use 10 years of satellite observations and show tropical terrestrial emissions account for 80% of observed global methane increases.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2022-12-07 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Travel emissions drop aided lockdown methane surge

  2022-11-24 in miragenews.com

Sharp falls in transport emissions during Covid-19 lockdowns partly explain why a key greenhouse gas hit record high levels in 2020, research

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Subsea Methane Hydrates: Origin and Monitoring the Impacts of Global Warming

  2022-11-23 in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

The East Siberian Arctic shelf is the area where the largest natural gas reserves are concentrated. The formation of permafrost of the Arctic shelf during the Ice Age contributed to the emergence of a zone of stable existence of gas hydrates in the sedimentary layer, and subsequent flooding of the shelf led to its gradual degradation, the thawing of gas hydrates and the subsequent emissions of methane into the atmosphere. In the first part of the paper, we use mathematical modeling to study the processes of the formation of subsea permafrost on the Arctic shelf considering changes in the sea levels over the past 200 thousand yea...

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Permafrost | Methane | Arctic | Russia


UN unveils satellite-based system to spot methane #GlobalWarming #Sustainability #ClimateCrisis [Video]

  2022-11-12 in Energy News Videos

The UN unveiled on Friday a satellite-based system to detect methane emissions as part of efforts to cut down on the major contributor to global warming. MARS will use data from global mapping satellites to detect methane "hot spots" and large plumes of the gas, and identify its source, the UN Environment Programme said in a statement.

  Tagged under: Africa | Methane | Sustainability


Inefficient and unlit natural gas flares both emit large quantities of methane

  2022-11-01 (or before) in Science | AAAS

Natural gas flaring destroys much less methane than thought.

  Tagged under: Methane


New map of methane 'super-emitters' shows some of the largest methane clouds ever seen

  2022-10-27 in Live Science

A NASA instrument designed to study dust has revealed that some of the largest methane clouds ever seen are floating over the US, Iran and elsewhere.

  Tagged under: Methane | Iran


Ancient ocean methane is not an immediate climate change threat

  2022-10-19 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Deep below the ocean's surface, the seafloor contains large quantities of naturally occurring, ice-like deposits made up of water and concentrated methane gas. For decades, climate scientists have wondered if this methane hydrate reservoir might "melt" and release massive amounts of methane to the ocean and the atmosphere as ocean temperatures warm.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Climate Change


Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded, U.N. says

  2022-09-30 in Reuters

Europe and the United States have heaped sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, raising worries the Kremlin will try to deprive Europe of energy supplies leading into the winter. Both sides have suggested saboteurs caused the leak.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change | Electricity Grid


New study finds flaring source of five times more pollution than previously thought

  2022-09-30 in blogs.edf.org

A new study out today in the journal Science finds that climate-warming methane emissions from flaring, the practice of burning off gas rather than capturing it for productive use, are five times higher than government estimates — primarily due to unlit and malfunctioning flares. Researchers conclud

  Tagged under: Methane


Atmospheric methane removal: a research agenda | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

  2022-09-06 (or before) in Royal Society Publishing

Atmospheric methane removal (e.g. in situ methane oxidation to carbon dioxide) may be needed to offset continued methane release and limit the global warming contribution of this potent greenhouse gas. Because mitigating most anthropogenic emissions of ...

  Tagged under: Methane


It’s Happened Before: Paleoclimate Study Shows Warming Oceans Could Lead to a Spike in Seabed Methane Emissions - Inside Climate News

  2022-08-22 by in Inside Climate News

The slowdown of a key ocean current could release methane that is frozen in layers of organic seabed sediments along some of the world’s coastlines, a new study shows. Cold temperatures and high pressure on sea floors currently sequester about one-sixth of the world’s methane, a potent but short-lived greenhouse gas, in an ice-like form […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Study suggests offshore oil and gas production in Gulf of Mexico has higher methane loss rates than typical onshore production - Carbon Mapper

  2022-08-11 by in carbonmapper.org

Study by Carbon Mapper suggests offshore oil and gas production in Gulf of Mexico has higher methane loss rates than typical onshore production.

  Tagged under: Methane


Radiative forcing of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide: A significant revision of the methane radiative forcing

  2022-07-31 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract New calculations of the radiative forcing (RF) are presented for the three main well-mixed greenhouse gases, methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide. Methane's RF is particularly impact...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Is the Methane Catastrophe Happening Right Now? – Watching the World Go Bye

  2022-07-31 (or before) in Eliot Jacobson's Collapse of Everything Blog

  Tagged under: Methane


Warming impacts of hydrogen emissions are overlooked, underestimated: EDF

  2022-07-27 in S&P Global S&P Global

The Environmental Defense Fund is sounding the alarm on the overlooked and underestimated warming impacts of hydrogen as emerging research shows that hydrogen's climate effects are akin to methane if

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Methane


Climate Change…Equatorial Atlantic Ocean plankton productivity and Caribbean pollution….a think piece for debate

  2022-07-18 (or before) in SSRN - Social Science Research Network

We’ve been encouraged to think that climate change is just caused by the excess anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide and methane, and that the impacts can b

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Methane | Caribbean | Climate Change Impacts


Sir David King: Climate Leadership, COP26, and 20 Degrees of Warming?

  2022-07-08 (or before) in YouTube

Sir David King is interviewed by Ed Gemmell, Managing Director of Scientists Warning Europe. The interview focusses on Sir David’s analysis of COP26 and whet...

  Tagged under: COP27 | COP26 | Climate Change | Methane | Activism


Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane - BBC News

  2022-07-07 (or before) in The BBC

UK scientists say the threat of sudden methane release from the melting Arctic is a "planetary emergency" requiring urgent intervention.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane


Methane Levels Hit New High, While the Cause of Rising Emissions Remains a Mystery

  2022-07-05 (or before) in Yale E360

  Tagged under: Methane


Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study

  2022-07-05 in The Guardian

Greenhouse gas has undergone rapid acceleration and scientists say it may be due to atmospheric changes

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Climate Change


Biogas and biomethane supply chains leak twice as much methane as first thought

  2022-06-19 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A new Imperial analysis has found that biogas and biomethane, while more climate friendly, leak more than twice as much methane as previously thought.

  Tagged under: Methane


Deglacial bottom water warming intensified Arctic methane seepage in the NW Barents Sea - Communications Earth & Environment

  2022-06-16 (or before) in Nature

Phases of high bottom water temperature in the northwestern Barents Sea caused repeated destabilization of methane gas hydrates since the last glacial, according to a foraminifera Mg/Ca bottom water temperature record and hydrate stability modelling

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane


Methane leak at Russian mine could be largest ever discovered

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

About 90 tonnes of methane an hour were released from the Raspadskaya mine in January, data shows

  Tagged under: Methane | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia


MethaneSAT

  2022-05-26 (or before) in methanesat.org

MethaneSAT will be the most advanced #methane-tracking satellite in space, measuring emissions other satellites can't see. A subsidiary of @EnvDefenseFund

  Tagged under: Methane


Greenhouse gas pollution trapped 49% more heat in 2021 than in 1990, NOAA finds - Welcome to NOAA Research

  2022-05-23 (or before) in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research

Greenhouse gas pollution caused by  human activities trapped 49% more heat in the atmosphere in 2021 than they did in 1990, according to NOAA scientists. NOAA’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, known as the AGGI, tracks increases in the warming influence of human emissions of heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and 16 other chemicals. The AGGI converts the complex scientific computations of how much extra heat these gases capture into a...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Methane clathrate - Wikipedia

  2022-05-21 (or before) in Wikipedia

  Tagged under: Methane


Methane Leaks in New Mexico Far Exceed Current Estimates, Study Suggests

  2022-03-24 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Methane


Methane Growth is Accelerating – Watching the World Go Bye

  2022-03-20 (or before) in Eliot Jacobson's Collapse of Everything Blog

  Tagged under: Methane


How the beef industry is trying to change the maths of climate change

  2022-03-09 by in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

A new metric for the greenhouse gas methane could see the beef industry claim to be climate neutral without significantly cutting emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Climate Change | Net Zero | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Greenpeace


Overview – Global Methane Tracker 2022 – Analysis - IEA

  2022-02-28 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Global Methane Tracker 2022 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Methane


Global Methane Tracker 2022 – Analysis - IEA

  2022-02-24 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Global Methane Tracker 2022 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Methane


The end of natural gas has to start with its name

  2022-02-10 by in Vox

The oil and gas industry didn’t invent the name. But it invented the myth of a clean fuel.

  Tagged under: Methane


To Counter Global Warming, Focus Far More on Methane, a New Study Recommends - Inside Climate News

  2022-02-09 by in Inside Climate News

The Environmental Protection Agency is drastically undervaluing the potency of methane as a greenhouse gas when the agency compares methane’s climate impact to that of carbon dioxide, a new study concludes.  The EPA’s climate accounting for methane is “arbitrary and unjustified” and three times too low to meet the goals set in the Paris climate […]

  Tagged under: Methane


Climate change: Satellites map huge methane plumes from oil and gas - BBC News

  2022-02-05 (or before) in The BBC

Plugging methane leaks from oil and gas fields could be an easy win in curbing climate change.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


Satellites have located the world’s methane ‘ultra-emitters’

  2022-02-03 in sciencenews.org

Plugging leaks from methane ultra-emitters would make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions — and be cost-effective for those countries, scientists say.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


COP26 Presented Forests as a Climate Solution, But May Not Be Able to Keep Them Standing - Inside Climate News

  2021-11-09 in Inside Climate News

The first week of the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, saw a global pledge to cut emissions of the climate super-pollutant methane, more than 40 countries promise to phase out coal and 20 agree to stop public funding for some fossil fuel projects.  But to stop global warming soon, the world needs to remove […]

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Climate Change | Methane | Trees


Inactive oil wells could be big source of methane emissions: Geologist studies greenhouse gas emissions from uncapped, idle wells in Texas

  2021-10-31 (or before) in Science Daily

Uncapped, idle oil wells could be leaking millions of kilograms of methane each year into the atmosphere and surface water, according to a new study.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Texas


Home - Cut Methane

  2021-10-24 (or before) in Cut Methane

Methane is an unseen CLIMATE DISASTER Methane emissions from oil and gas are tied for Europe’s third largest source of greenhouse gases – and that’s just the emissions that we’re being told about. Methane has been ignored and under-regulated for years, but anytime someone looks, we find more than what is officially reported. The true impact of methane is likely much, much bigger than we suspect.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Home - Methane Moment

  2021-10-24 (or before) in Methane Moment

  Tagged under: Methane


New evidence of UK methane pollution uncovered ahead of COP26

  2021-10-23 in Clean Air Task Force - Catalyzing solutions to meet the climate challenge

New evidence of UK methane pollution has been uncovered by Clean Air Task Force during fieldwork undertaken in October 2021.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Methane


The Rate of Global Warming During Next 25 Years Could Be Double What it Was in the Previous 50, a Renowned Climate Scientist Warns - Inside Climate News

  2021-09-15 in Inside Climate News

James Hansen, a climate scientist who shook Washington when he told Congress 33 years ago that human emissions of greenhouse gases were cooking the planet, is now warning that he expects the rate of global warming to double in the next 20 years. While still warning that it is carbon dioxide and methane that are […]

  Tagged under: US Politics | Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Economic Growth - Facing Future

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Facing Future

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet “Global civilization has an operating system. It is disastrously flawed. It is killing us. It is known by two common names: money and growth economics. Money is a virus of the mind which uses humanity [and nature] for its own reproduction.” – Stuart Scott, Director of the Facing Future … Continue reading "Economic Growth"

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Farming | Wildfires | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Economics | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Sea Level | Trees | Sustainability


The UN's big climate report buried some bad news about our eating habits

  2021-08-14 (or before) in Mother Jones - Smart, fearless journalism

Methane may hold the key to deciding whether the earth continues to morph into a disaster-movie set over the next generation.

  Tagged under: Meat Production | Methane | IPCC | Food Production and Consumption


Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

  2021-08-06 in The Guardian

Exclusive: IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet

  Tagged under: Farming | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | IPCC | Climate Change


Climate crisis: Siberian heatwave led to new methane emissions, study says

  2021-08-02 in The Guardian

Leak of potent greenhouse gas is currently small but further research is urgently needed, say scientists

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Russia


Study: EPA underestimated methane emissions from oil and gas development

  2021-06-29 by in The Hill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has underestimated methane emissions caused by oil and gas production by as much as 76 percent, according to research published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Cleaning Up Methane Pollution From Permian Super Emitters is ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ for the Climate, Study Finds

  2021-06-04 by in DeSmog

Only a handful of super emitters are responsible for an enormous amount of the methane pollution in the Permian basin, according to a new study. And ratcheting down these emissions can lead to quick and significant wins for the climate. According to the study published on June 2 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology […]

  Tagged under: Methane


There’s a ticking climate time bomb in West Texas

  2021-06-01 by in Vox

Biden faces a critical decision about the Permian Basin and its methane emissions from oil and gas.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Methane | Climate Change | Texas


Methane and climate change – Methane Tracker 2021 – Analysis - IEA

  2021-05-24 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Methane Tracker 2021 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


Global Methane Assessment (full report)

  2021-05-06 (or before) in Climate & Clean Air Coalition

  Tagged under: Methane


Despite pandemic shutdowns, carbon dioxide and methane surged in 2020 - Welcome to NOAA Research

  2021-05-06 (or before) in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research

Levels of the two most important anthropogenic greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, continued their unrelenting rise in 2020 despite the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic response, NOAA announced today. The global surface average for carbon dioxide (CO2), calculated from measurements collected at NOAA’s remote sampling locations, was 412.5 parts per million (ppm) in 2020, rising by 2.6 ppm during the year. The global rate of increase was the fifth-highest...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Putin sounds methane alarm, under satellite surveillance and EU pressure

  2021-04-27 in Climate Home News

The Russian president has raised concern about the warming impact of methane emissions, calling for research collaboration but making no policy promises

  Tagged under: Methane | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Our best shot to slow climate change now: Cut methane

  2021-04-18 by in The Hill

Methane, the second biggest driver of global warming and a major contributor to air pollution, soared in 2020.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2021-04-13 (or before) in NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Who will clean up the 'billion-dollar mess' of abandoned US oilwells?

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

As oil companies go out of business, they are leaving a legacy of abandoned wells that leak huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


Methane Leaks Erase Some of the Climate Benefits of Natural Gas

  2021-02-11 (or before) by in Scientific American

The switch from coal to gas has driven down CO 2 emissions, but leaks negate much of those gains in the short term

  Tagged under: Methane | Coal


An Overview of Seabed Mining Including the Current State of Development, Environmental Impacts, and Knowledge Gaps

  2020-11-15 (or before) in Frontiers

Rising demand for minerals and metals, including for use in the technology sector, has led to a resurgence of interest in exploration of mineral resources located on the seabed. Such resources, whether seafloor massive (polymetallic) sulfides around hydrothermal vents, cobalt-rich crusts on the flanks of seamounts or fields of manganese (polymetallic) nodules on the abyssal plains, cannot be considered in isolation of the distinctive, in some cases unique, assemblages of marine species associated with the same habitats and structures. In addition to mineral deposits, there is interest in extracting methane from gas hydrates on c...

  Tagged under: Cobalt | Minerals | Methane | Papua New Guinea | Water Resources


Arctic methane deposits 'starting to release', scientists say

  2020-10-27 in The Guardian

Exclusive: expedition says preliminary findings indicate that new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered

  Tagged under: Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Russia


'This Is Truly Terrifying': Scientists Studying Underwater Permafrost Thaw Find Area of the Arctic Ocean 'Boiling With Methane Bubbles'

  2020-10-14 (or before) in Common Dreams

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  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Methane


First Methane Leak Found on Antarctic Sea Floor Confirms Researchers' Fears

  2020-10-11 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

Scientists have, for the first time, discovered an active leak of methane gas from the sea floor in Antarctica. It is a process that's likely to accelerate the process of global heating.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change | Antarctic


New Study Casts Doubt On The Climate Benefits Of Natural Gas Power Plants

  2020-10-09 in HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

The emissions and methane leaks from new gas plants zero out the CO2 cuts achieved from closing coal plants, a peer-reviewed analysis found.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Coal | Climate Change | Fracking


The meat industry’s misplaced hope over methane

  2020-09-13 in Planetary Vegan - For animals and the planet

The red meat industry and many who support it have recently been highlighting an alternative method for measuring the global warming potential (GWP) of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is prom…

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change (Published 2020)

  2020-09-12 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane


Massive mystery holes appear in Siberian tundra — and could be linked to climate change | CNN

  2020-09-04 by in CNN

The dramatic 30-meter (100-feet) deep hole in Western Siberia is the latest of several to have formed in the region since 2014. Scientists think the craters are formed by an explosive buildup of methane gas but there is still a lot they don’t know.

  Tagged under: Methane | Russia


In a Move That Could be Catastrophic for the Climate, Trump’s EPA Rolls Back Methane Regulations - Inside Climate News

  2020-08-13 in Inside Climate News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a long-anticipated rollback of methane emission regulations for the oil and gas industry on Thursday, marking the latest in a long series of attacks on federal climate policy by the Trump administration. The move, which was opposed by several leading oil and gas companies, could result in a catastrophic […]

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Methane


First active leak of sea-bed methane discovered in Antarctica

  2020-07-21 in The Guardian

Researchers say potent climate-heating gas almost certainly escaping into atmosphere

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Antarctic


Methane rises to highest level on record

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

Livestock farming and fossil fuels are main causes of rise in gas, which is 28 times more powerful than CO2 at trapping heat

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source, carbon-wise, than we thought

  2020-02-20 (or before) in National Geographic

Coal, oil, and gas are responsible for much more atmospheric methane, the super-potent warming gas, than previously known.

  Tagged under: Methane | Coal


Reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to tackle climate crisis, say scientists

  2019-12-12 in The Guardian

Reducing meat and dairy consumption will cut methane and allow forests to thrive

  Tagged under: Farming | Methane | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees


It’s a Vast, Invisible Climate Menace. We Made It Visible. (Published 2019)

  2019-12-12 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Texas


Methane and the risk of runaway global warming

  2019-12-10 (or before) by in The Conversation

Research was published this week showing the financial cost of methane being released from Earth’s permafrosts. But the risks go beyond financial - Earth’s history shows that releasing these stores could…

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Methane


New Zealand begins genetic program to produce low methane-emitting sheep

  2019-12-01 in The Guardian

‘Global first’ project will help tackle climate change by lowering agricultural greenhouse gases

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Climate Change


Methane emissions from coalmines could stoke climate crisis – study

  2019-11-15 in The Guardian

Millions of tonnes belched into atmosphere as bad as shipping and aviation emissions combined, researchers find

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Coal Mine Methane - Ember

  2019-11-14 (or before) in Ember | Clean Energy Policy | Coal to clean energy policy

  Tagged under: Methane | Coal | Climate Change


Opinion | How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong (Published 2019)

  2019-11-08 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Methane | Antarctic


More methane in atmosphere linked to more fracking

  2019-10-29 (or before) in National Geographic

The chemical signature of methane released from fracking is found in the atmosphere, pointing to shale gas operations as the culprit.

  Tagged under: Methane | Fracking


The methane gun

  2019-10-18 in Julian Cribb Blog

By Julian Cribb FRSA FTSE In all the sound and fury over climate change, too little public and media attention has been devoted to the ‘methane gun’ [1] – and yet this terrifying phenomenon could u…

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


East Siberian Sea Is Boiling With Methane - EcoWatch

  2019-10-09 in EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life

Russian scientists on an Arctic expedition have discovered, for the first time, methane "boiling" on the surface of the water that is visible to the naked eye. The methane is so pronounced that it can be scooped from the water in buckets. The research team found the methane leak east of Bennett Island in the East Siberian Sea.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane | Russia


Industrial methane emissions are 100 times higher than reported, researchers say

  2019-06-11 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell and Environmental Defense Fund have found.

  Tagged under: Methane


Industrial methane emissions are 100 times higher than reported, researchers say

  2019-06-09 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Emissions of methane from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, researchers from Cornell and Environmental Defense Fund have found.

  Tagged under: Methane


Harvard chemist: Permafrost N2O levels 12 times higher than expected

  2019-06-06 in Harvard Gazette

A recent study shows that nitrous-oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about 12 times higher than previously assumed. About a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost, which is thawing at an increasing rate. And, even though researchers are monitoring carbon dioxide and methane, no one seems to be monitoring N2O, the most potent greenhouse gas.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Alaska | Sustainability


Emissions from thawing Arctic permafrost may be 12 times higher than thought, scientists say

  2019-04-17 in The Independent

‘This needs to be taken more seriously than it is right now,’ says author of new study

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Arctic | Alaska | Feedback Loops | Ice Melting | Methane | Permafrost | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientists worried

  2019-03-03 in Los Angeles Times

The concentration of atmospheric methane has been rising, especially in the past 4 years. Scientists don't know why, but it's they say it's a problem.

  Tagged under: Methane


GreenHouse Gas Online - Greenhouse Gas News, Research and Resources

  2019-03-03 (or before) in GreenHouse Gas Online - Greenhouse Gas News, Research and Resources

Greenhouse Gas Online. Welcome to GHG online - Greenhouse Gas News, Research and Resources

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Kyoto Agreement


Arctic Bogs Hold Another Global Warming Risk That Could Spiral Out of Control - Inside Climate News

  2019-02-19 in Inside Climate News

Increasing spring rains in the Arctic could double the increase in methane emissions from the region by hastening the rate of thawing in permafrost, new research suggests. The findings are cause for concern because spring rains are anticipated to occur more frequently as the region warms. The release of methane, a short-lived climate pollutant more […]

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane | Climate Change


Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets

  2019-02-17 in The Guardian

Experts warn that failure to act risks spike in global temperatures

  Tagged under: Methane


Study Discovers That This Methane Depleting Atmospheric Molecule Can Recycle Itself

  2019-01-29 by in geographyrealm.com

The hydroxyl radical’s reactivity has earned it the nickname “air detergent” - because of the way it effectively breaks down other gasses in the atmosphere, especially methane.

  Tagged under: Methane


These Climate Pollutants Don't Last Long, But They’re Wreaking Havoc on the Arctic - Inside Climate News

  2018-03-19 in Inside Climate News

When people talk about climate change, the focus is often on carbon dioxide, and for good reason. The CO2 pumped into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels today will hang around for centuries, building up over time and continuing to warm the planet. It isn’t the only culprit, though. Mixing in are other pollutants that […]

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane | Climate Change


Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb | Nafeez Ahmed

  2013-08-05 in The Guardian

Nafeez Ahmed: Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science in favour of outdated mythology of climate safety

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane


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