methane, definition of
A hydrocarbon that is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential most recently estimated at 21. Methane is produced through anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition of waste in landfills, animal digestion, decomposition of animal wastes, production and distribution of natural gas and petroleum, coal production, and incomplete fossil fuel combustion.EcoWho Articles where used:EcoWho blog posts where used:News & Blog articles where used:
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- New lab reference standard for CO2 and Methane
From the National Physical Laboratory, a rather curious press release that had a fact I didn’t know: the gas calibration standard sample for measuring CO2 comes from an obscure location in the Rocky Mountains...
- Washington D.C. not only a source of hot air, but now “planet killing methane” too,
Apparently, it isn’t just the Arctic that has a ticking methane bomb, there’s actually explosive levels in Washington D.C. recorded. From Duke University and the “there must be a joke in here somewhere department”: 5,900 natural...
- Study Shows Christmas Trees Suck Up Super Potent Greenhouse Gas
Christmas tree photo from Shutterstock Researchers at Lund University and Stockholm University in Sweden discovered that spruces, pines, and firs are exceptionally adept at absorbing methane, a greenhouse gas that's about 25 times more...
- Defusing the Arctic Methane Time Bomb
Guest Post by David Middleton The Arctic methane time bomb keeps ticking… From Scientific American… Climatewire More Arctic Methane Bubbles into Atmosphere A new study suggests more than twice as much of the potent greenhouse gas is bubbling...
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