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New methane detector to help hunt life on planets outside solar system

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:41

Researchers from University College London (UCL) has developed a powerful new model to hunt life on planets outside solar system by focusing on methane.

CBM producers can't charge more than natural gas: Oil Min

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 20:48

GEECL was able to charge higher price as the five year validity of the USD 6.79 per mmBtu rate approved in 2008, had expired.

Working with India to accelerate clean energy revolution: US

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 13:00

The US is working closely with India to accelerate its clean energy revolution and address the impacts of climate change, the White House said today.

Did Methane-spewing microbes wiped out life from earth 252 mn years ago?

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 09:42

According to researchers, around 252 million years ago, microbes which are believed to produce methane caused a major disaster may have led to the mass extinction in earth`s history.

Cow flatulence sparks explosion at German barn

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 20:18

Flatulence from 90 cows in a German barn sparked a methane gas explosion that damaged the building and left one cow slightly injured with burns, police said today.

Coal India to get right to explore CBM gas

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 17:32

State miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) would soon be empowered to explore coal bed methane (CBM) gas in its mines, Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae said Wednesday.

US emitting 50% more methane than EPA calculations: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 19:35

The emissions of methane in the United States may be 50% more than the indicated estimates by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), says a new study on Monday.

Indian sensor to sniff out methane in Martian orbit

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 16:21

India`s tryst with Mars could lead to finding methane on the Red Planet for the first time by a sensor onboard the spacecraft being launched Tuesday from Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km northeast of Chennai.

India, US preparing satellites to probe Martian atmosphere

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:00

Two new science satellites are being prepared to join a fleet of robotic Mars probes to help determine why the planet most like Earth in the solar system ended up so different.

Pakistan`s `quake island` spewing methane gas

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 17:38

Methane gas is emanating from a small island created in the Arabian Sea by the deadly earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan, prompting experts to warn people not to go near it.

Life on Mars hopes fade after rover finds no sign of methane

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 08:25

Hopes of finding life on Mars suffered a setback after new findings from NASA`s Curiosity rover detected only trace amounts of methane gas in the Red Planet`s atmosphere, a study said Thursday.

Researchers stick by $60 trillion global cost of Arctic methane emissions

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 15:07

Economist Chris Hope and oceanographer Peter Wadhams have reportedly said that the impact of the Arctic warming will be felt throughout the world.