This is bad.
1% might sound small, but taken on a planetary level — it’s a whole lot.
It’s not the best solution, but it could help.
Exciting times for Mars science.
These measures “failed to produce a detectable decrease or decline in methane emissions associated with coal production,” the team writes.
This isn’t the first time we’ve tried copying termites.
When glaciers fall to the dark side, methane happens.
An understudied phenomenon may double the amount of methane released into the atmosphere by the thawing Arctic permafrost.
The emissions total around 13 million metric tons.
The intriguing moon Titan just became even more interesting.
We don’t want to say there’s life on Mars… but there could be life on Mars.
Some of the craters are 50 meters deep.
A major blow for the Trump administration.
NASA’s ever-resourceful Cassini probe found steep-sided canyons on Saturn’s moon Titan.
Pluto really is crazy!
It’s way older than divers thought.
The Environmental Defense Fund’s Oil and Gas program has released a new nation-wide report of the most common sites of methane leaks at oil and gas pads. Surprisingly, most of the leaks were traced back to faulty piping, vents or doors on gas tanks in newer, not older, wells.
Following a three-year-long trial in the rice of fields of China, scientists report a new genetically modified strain that promises to dramatically reduce the otherwise huge carbon footprint of rice farming. The new GMO crop emits only 1% of the methane – a highly potent greenhouse gas – that an unaltered rice paddies leaches out into the atmosphere. So far, the crop looks extremely advantageous but the unfavorable social climate against GMOs doesn’t help at all, particularly in China where the public is very sensitive and no genetically modified rice variety has been allowed on its fields apart from this trial. China is the second largest producer of rice in the world.
Researchers from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have been trying to figure out how Titan’s seas formed – more exactly, how the depressions in which the seas are formed.