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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.

Arctic methane leakage an `economic time bomb`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 09:16

Massive leakage of methane from thawing shoreline in the Arctic would devastate the world`s climate and economy, a trio of scientists warned on Wednesday.

New coal-bed methane policy to be unveiled shortly

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 17:00

CIL has vast tracts of coal blocks with potential to produce coal-bed methane (CBM) gas from below coal seams.

ONGC to give 10-25% stake in CBM blocks to Dart Energy

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 18:33

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will give 10 to 25 percent stake in its four coal-bed methane (CBM) blocks to Brisbane-based Dart Energy Ltd as it looks to expedite production.