Caught red-handed: emissions from ammonia fertilizer plants were 100 times higher than the industry’s self-reported estimate

This is bad.

New electricity-based method to produce hydrogen could slash 1% of the world’s CO2 emissions

1% might sound small, but taken on a planetary level — it’s a whole lot.

One research team proposes swapping atmospheric methane for CO2, and it might be a good idea

It’s not the best solution, but it could help.

Yes, there is methane on Mars, new study reports

Exciting times for Mars science.

China’s coal mines emit more methane despite policy aimed at reducing emissions

These measures “failed to produce a detectable decrease or decline in methane emissions associated with coal production,” the team writes.

Termites recycle their methane — scientists want us to copy them

This isn’t the first time we’ve tried copying termites.

One Icelandic glacier-volcano duo is emitting 20 times more methane than all other volcanoes in Europe

When glaciers fall to the dark side, methane happens.

Thawing Arctic lakes are bubbling methane, greatly amplifying global warming

An understudied phenomenon may double the amount of methane released into the atmosphere by the thawing Arctic permafrost.

The U.S. oil and gas industry is leaking a lot of methane — again

The emissions total around 13 million metric tons.

First topographic map of Titan reveals surprisingly Earth-like features

The intriguing moon Titan just became even more interesting.

Atmospheric methane on Mars changes with the seasons — and we don’t really know why

We don’t want to say there’s life on Mars… but there could be life on Mars.

There hasn’t been this much CO2 in the air in 3 million years. We have to stop, UN warns

Uh-oh.

Thousands of methane-filled bubbles are waiting to explode in Siberia

Some of the craters are 50 meters deep.

The lid stays shut on methane emissions despite Pruitt’s wishes, Columbia Court of Appeals judges rule

A major blow for the Trump administration.

Cassini finds canyons flooded with liquid hydrocarbons on Titan

NASA’s ever-resourceful Cassini probe found steep-sided canyons on Saturn’s moon Titan.

New NASA image shows first cloud on Pluto

Pluto really is crazy!

Underwater ‘lost city’ turns out to be a geological formation

It’s way older than divers thought.

Researchers find hundreds of methane leaks at well pads in nation-wide thermal imaging study

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.

This GMO rice tackles global warming by emitting 100 times less methane

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.

Lakes on Titan might have formed like sinkholes on Earth

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.