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1.  Methane Explosions Strike the Frozen Ground in Siberia Sparking Wild Theories About their Origins  

2022-09-10


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Massive craters in the frozen ground of Siberia strike the Russian landscape of Yamal and Gydan Peninsula. The origin of such incredible morphologies is due … The post Methane Explosions Strike the Frozen Ground in Siberia Sparking Wild Theories About their Origins by author Renato R. Colucci appeare...

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

2022-09-02


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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 […]

3.  Methane Hunters: What Explains the Surge in the Potent Greenhouse Gas?  

2022-08-24


Inside Climate News
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Every year, 6,000 flasks arrive at a laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. Inside each is a sample of air, taken from one of a chain of 50 monitoring stations that spans the globe. Together, these samples could help answer one of the most important questions facing the planet: why is there so much methan...

4.  Thanks to Manchin, IRA's Methane Fee on Big Oil Is Riddled With Massive Holes  

2022-08-23


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The new law's methane emissions penalty “was weakened so that it applies to basically no one,” said one climate campaigner.

5.  Thanks to Manchin, IRA’s Methane Fee on Big Oil Is Riddled With Massive Holes  

2022-08-23


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By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams. The newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act contains the world’s first-ever fee on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas believed to be responsible for roughly 30 percent of global temperature rise since the Industrial Revolution. Bu...

6.  Video probes methane emissions from Siberian sinkholes  

2022-08-23


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Are the newly found sinkholes really ‘new’ … or are they just newly discovered? And how much of a concern at this point? The post Video probes methane emissions from Siberian sinkholes appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

7.  It’s Happened Before: Paleoclimate Study Shows Warming Oceans Could Lead to a Spike in Seabed Methane Emissions  

2022-08-22


Inside Climate News
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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-live...

8.  Infrared Video Shows Widespread Oil and Gas Leaks in Los Angeles  

2022-08-12


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The South Coast air district is investigating dozens of complaints about toxic emissions seen in the 'shocking' footage. The post Infrared Video Shows Widespread Oil and Gas Leaks in Los Angeles appeared first on .

9.  Methane emissions underscore the need for stricter regulations  

2022-07-29


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In mere weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency is set to unveil a supplemental draft rule aimed at cracking down on the oil and gas industry’s rampant methane emissions. This rule, which sidesteps the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA ruling, provides a necessary advancement to 2016 rules tha...

10.  On the Vital Importance of Atmospheric Hydroxyl Radical (OH*) Chemistry For Removal of Methane  

2022-06-28


Paul Beckwith, Climate Systems Scientist
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Jun 27, 2022 In this video I delve into the details of the hydroxyl radical (OH*). This extremely reactive molecule is known as the “detergent of the atmosphere” and is the major scrubber of methane in the atmosphere. Methane levels … Continue reading →

11.  Every Hour, This Gas Storage Station Sends Half a Ton of Methane Into the Atmosphere  

2022-06-19


Inside Climate News
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PETAL, Miss.—The Petal Gas Storage Station lies halfway between the winding banks of the Leaf River and the International Checker Hall of Fame. It’s a warren of pipes, wellheads and metal buildings where noisy compressors pump gas underground and then suck it back up to the surface again.  In the process...

12.  Thawing Permafrost In Sweden Releases Less Methane Than Feared, Study Finds  

2022-05-24


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A study in northern Sweden found that melting permafrost released one tenth as much methane as expected, suggesting emissions from thawing Arctic tundra could be less than previously feared.Read more on E360 →

13.  Pennsylvania Oil Lobby Keeps Abandoned Wells Unplugged  

2022-05-06


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The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells. The post Pennsylvania Oil Lobby Keeps Abandoned Wells Unplugged appeared first on .

14.  Scientists Find Craters—Including One Bigger Than a City Block—in Arctic Seafloor  

2022-03-16


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“We know that big changes are happening across the Arctic landscape,” said the lead researcher, “but this is the first time we've been able to deploy technology to see that changes are happening offshore too.“

15.  Planned Coal Mines Could Lead to Methane Surge as Ukraine War Prompts Greater Interest in Coal  

2022-03-15


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Planned coal mining projects could lead to a surge in methane pollution at a time when growing emissions of the powerful heat-trapping gas threaten international climate goals, a new report finds.Read more on E360 →

16.  Coal Mining Emits More Super-Polluting Methane Than Venting and Flaring From Gas and Oil Wells, a New Study Finds  

2022-03-15


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Methane emissions from coal mines worldwide exceed those from the global oil or gas sectors and are significantly higher than prior estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency and the International Energy Agency, a new Global Energy Monitor report concludes. “The numbers just aren’t adding up,...

17.  Methane Acceleration Sets Record  

2022-03-15


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In the year 2021 methane (CH4) concentration in the atmosphere exceeded 1,900 ppb for the first time in human history recorded by Global Monitoring Laboratory, Earth System Research Laboratories, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That level of 1,900 ppb is triple the pre-industria...

18.  How Greenhouse Gases Released by the Oil and Gas Industry Far Exceed What Regulators Think They Know  

2022-02-24


Inside Climate News
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Gaslit: First in a four-part series by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication about the flaring and venting of natural gas by oil and gas companies in more than a dozen states across the country. AUSTIN, Texas—Wayn...

19.  Why Methane Is a Large and Underestimated Threat to Climate Goals  

2022-02-24


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Scientists say climate negotiators have misjudged the effects of rising methane emissions and warn the potent greenhouse gas could imperil hopes of meeting mid-century climate targets. The key, they say, is to focus on cutting those emissions and their big short-term impact. Read more on E360 →

20.  Satellites don’t lie: Methane emissions are 70% higher than reported  

2022-02-24


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A new IEA report says oil and gas companies could earn a profit by plugging methane leaks.

21.  Massive Methane Cloud Visible From Space Leaks Above Louisiana  

2022-02-15


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Massive Methane Cloud Visible From Space Leaks Above Louisiana Here comes the crowd of “climate justice” activists ready to pounce on the perpetrators responsible for producing a massive cloud of methane gas that's purportedly visible from space. According to one of Bloomberg's sources, the plum...

22.  Study: To Counter Global Warming, Focus Far More On Methane  

2022-02-10


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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 lo...

23.  Scientists Fear Soaring Methane Levels Show Climate Feedback Loop Has Arrived  

2022-02-10


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By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Fresh U.S. government data spotlighting the rapid growth of atmospheric methane concentrations in recent years has scientists increasingly concerned that the human-caused climate crisis has triggered a vicious feedback loop, potentially resulting in unstoppable planetar...

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

2022-02-09


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Last year, atmospheric methane levels reached a grim new milestone, surpassing 1,900 parts per billion, the highest level in almost 40 years of record-keeping, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Read more on E360 →

25.  Soaring Methane Levels Has Scientists Concerned Climate Feedback Loop Is Here  

2022-02-09


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Atmospheric methane levels are currently higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years.

26.  Scientists Fear Soaring Methane Levels Show Climate Feedback Loop Has Arrived  

2022-02-09


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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Rapidly rising levels of atmospheric methane are “very bad news for humanity and the planet,” warned one observer.

27.  To Counter Global Warming, Focus Far More on Methane, a New Study Recommends  

2022-02-09


Inside Climate News
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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 lo...

28.  Large Permian Basin Methane Leaks Are Causing As Much Climate Pollution as 500,000 Cars  

2022-01-24


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A survey of oil and gas facilities in Texas and New Mexico revealed 30 so-called “super-emitters,” which are leaking as much heat-trapping pollution as roughly half a million cars, according to a new report from Carbon Mapper and the Environmental Defense Fund.Read more on E360 →

29.  Satellites discover huge amounts of undeclared methane emissions  

2021-11-16


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“These are large emissions, and we see quite a lot of them on the global scale, much more than we had expected.”