Methane gas seeps spotted along Atlantic Coast caused by global warming?

Scientists have found that methane gas is bubbling out from nearly 600 vents on the Atlantic Ocean sea-floor near the East Coast of the United States.

Methane created mysterious Siberian crater: Study

The mysterious crater spotted in the frozen Yamal peninsula in Siberia earlier this month was probably caused by methane released as permafrost thawed, Russian researchers say.

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

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

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

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

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.

US emitting 50% more methane than EPA calculations: Study

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.

Methane escaping Arctic seafloor doubles previous estimates

A new study has revealed that the seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated.

Indian sensor to sniff out methane in Martian orbit

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

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

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

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.

Arctic methane leakage an `economic time bomb`

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.

Christmas trees absorb super greenhouse gas methane

Christmas trees are absorbing methane, a super greenhouse gas that they were previously suspected of emitting, scientists claim.

Methane on Mars `not an indication for life`

Researchers has found a major source of methane on Mars, which may bring “down to earth” all those who firmly believe in the biological origin of the gas.

Meteorites give valuable insights into Mars’ atmosphere

Scientists have found that meteorites, which continually bombard the surface of Mars, contain enough carbon compounds to generate methane when they are exposed to sunlight.

Conditions for life do exist on Mars?

The Mars Science Laboratory Rover, also known as Curiosity, will be able to detect microscopic amounts of methane.

Astronomers find ice, methane on dwarf planet

‘Snow White’ - which was discovered in 2007 orbits the Sun at the edge of the solar system.

‘Earth burp’ led to mass extinction of marine life

A massive emission of methane led to an increase in atmospheric temperature around the globe 200 million years ago.

Biodegradable products are actually not environment friendly!

Biodegradable materials are broken down in landfills by micro organisms that then produce methane.

Bacteria ate up methane from Gulf spill, say scientists

Bacteria ate up the methane released from Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Gulf of Mexico in 4 months.