NASA-led Study Solves a Global Methane Puzzle

From NASA GODDARD: 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…

Researchers nail down the long-sought source of ocean methane

From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and the “settled science” department. An abundant enzyme in marine microbes may be responsible for production of the greenhouse gas CAMBRIDGE, MA — Industrial and…

Global climate models may be misjudging methane releases into the atmosphere

From the Ohio State University and the “settled science” department. Results suggest more methane may be released into atmosphere than thought COLUMBUS, Ohio–A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests…

Turning wasted Methane into liquid fuel

From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY A new way to harness wasted methane Approach developed at MIT could help curb needless ‘flaring’ of potent greenhouse gas. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Methane gas,…

NOAA’s Climate.gov Says Natural Wetlands, Tropical Agriculture Responsible For Methane Increases, Not Oil and Gas

From Western Wire by Michael Sandoval July 18, 2017 “Agricultural and wetland emissions” from the planet’s tropical areas, not oil and gas activities in the United States, are more than…

Arctic Methane Seeps Slow Global Warming, Reverse Ocean Acidification and Cure Hypoxia

Guest post by David Middleton From the “Truth is Stranger than Fiction” files: Are methane seeps in the Arctic slowing global warming? By Randall HymanMay. 8, 2017 , 3:00 PM…

‘Detergent’ molecules may be driving fluctuations in atmospheric methane concentrations

New study suggests hydroxyl radicals may be behind unexplained recent increase in methane levels from the CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY During the early 2000s, environmental scientists studying methane emissions noticed…

Huge Ancient Methane Seeps Discovered in the Canadian High Arctic

From the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Boulder, Colo., USA: Cretaceous climate warming led to a significant methane release from the seafloor, indicating potential for similar destabilization of gas hydrates under modern…

Good news: Methane hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

From the US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY The breakdown of methane hydrates due to warming climate is unlikely to lead to massive amounts of methane being released to the atmosphere, according to a…

Claim: forget CO2, it's the Methane and CFC's that will drown us in the ocean

From the “it’s that Methane and Ozone Emergency again” department, comes this breathless headline, for a kitchen sink press release that even includes the obligatory faux sinking atoll of Tuvalu. I…

California Passes a New Climate Law to Regulate Cow Methane

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown has just signed a law to require dairy farmers to reduce bovine methane emissions. California targets dairy cows to combat global…

Inconvenient: Studies find methane and carbon dioxide release is highest in the Arctic during the region’s cold season

From San Diego State University and the “say anything to support the cause” department, comes this press release written by a fellow who obviously does not understand what it means…

New AGU study negates the climate 'methane emergency' in Alaska

One of the most “out there” climate activist groups is the Arctic Methane Emergency Group, a collection of luminary scientists who are convinced we are on a one-way trip to…

California's plastic bag ban may be aiding an increase in the greenhouse gas ethane

This study below says that after collating the data from 30,000 air flasks taken around the world, that ethane is again on the rise due to increased oil/gas production. I…

The Arctic Methane Scare: Oversold

By PAUL C. “CHIP” KNAPPENBERGER and PATRICK J. MICHAELS Methane is all the rage. Why? Because 1) it is a powerful greenhouse gas, that molecule for molecule, is some 25…

Surprise: natural methane seeps created 'lost city' in Greece that isn't

From the University of Athens and East Anglia and the “methane time bomb” department comes this surprising finding that takes all the fun out of snorkeling for a whole bunch of people.…

Surprise finding: Arctic Ocean methane does not reach the atmosphere

From the CAGE – CENTER FOR ARCTIC GAS HYDRATE, CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT and the cancel the “methane time bomb” department comes this surprising finding: 250 methane flares release the climate gas…

Methane mendacity – and madness

Radical green and government agitators slam methane in latest bid to terminate fossil fuel use Guest essay by Paul Driessen Quick: What is 17 cents out of $100,000? If you…

Claim: Greenhouse gas 'bookkeeping' turned on its head

From the CARNEGIE INSTITUTION and the “worse than we thought” department Washington, D.C.–For the first time scientists have looked at the net balance of the three major greenhouse gases–carbon dioxide,…

Claim: Large and increasing methane emissions from northern lakes

From STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY and the “methane bomb is so yesterday” department: Methane is increasing in the atmosphere, but many sources are poorly understood. Lakes at high northern latitudes are such…

Claim: Arctic sea ice plays a pivotal role in the Arctic methane cycle

Nature study on greenhouse gas feedback mechanisms between the atmosphere, sea ice and ocean From the ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE, HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH The ice-covered Arctic Ocean…

Kangaroo Farts: A Great Green Disappointment

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists researching the underlying reason for the low methane content of Kangaroo farts, with a view to reducing cow flatulence, have been disappointed to discover…

DOE issues press release: The Halloween Pumpkin Climate Menace (no, really)

From the “methane is scarier when it comes from Jack-o-lanterns” department. Guest essay by Eric Worrall The US Department of Energy has issued a (serious) press release which suggests that…

New methane scare off Washington coast begs the question: did anybody look for these before?

I have to wonder, before the scientific world went nuts looking for GHG boogymen under every rock and tree, had anyone observed methane venting in this area before? While they…