Methane, the other worrisome GHG – coming to a dairy farm near you

Via Eurekalert: Measuring methane Researchers develop technique to measure methane gas from cattle MADISON, WI, MARCH 1, 2011 – Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Wetlands, gas hydrates, permafrost, termites, oceans, freshwater bodies, non-wetland soils, are all natural sources of atmospheric methane; however, the majority of methane presence ca n be accredited to human-related…

“Carbon confusion” in Indonesia

Via Eurekalert: Hotspots of carbon confusion in Indonesia threaten to warm the world more quickly Indonesia has promised to become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2009, the president committed to a 26% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to below ‘business-as-usual’ levels. Of this total, 14% would have to come…

A cold day in Mexico’s Icebox

Guest post  by Dr. Richard Keen My first visit to Mexico nearly forty years ago began on an icy note. I boarded the overnight train in Juarez and headed south to warmer climes, or so I thought. The Ferrocarril was unheated, and in the morning I wrote a short entry in my diary: “a miserable…