methane

Tree trunks a source of methane? Scientists say yes!

Tree trunks a source of methane? Scientists say yes!

Researchers measured the carbon dioxide and methane fluxes of the soil, tree trunks and CWD to determine whether those three components were sources or sinks of these greenhouse gases.

Apr 03, 2017, 22:39 PM IST
Carbon dioxide converts into fuel using ultraviolet light

Carbon dioxide converts into fuel using ultraviolet light

Scientists have developed tiny nano particles that turned carbon dioxide into fuel using light.

Feb 23, 2017, 23:20 PM IST
Methane gas might have warmed early Mars: Research

Methane gas might have warmed early Mars: Research

This methane would have been slowly converted to hydrogen and other gases, in a process similar to that occurring today on Saturn`s moon, Titan, the research found.

Jan 25, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
Change in diet may reduce cow methane release: Study

Change in diet may reduce cow methane release: Study

In a study at four sites in Mexico, researchers found cows that fed on grasses mixed with the leaves of delicate tropical leucaena trees belched about 36 per cent less methane than those on a straight grass diet.

Jan 18, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
Mystery solved! Red patch on Pluto's largest moon Charon caused by trapped gas

Mystery solved! Red patch on Pluto's largest moon Charon caused by trapped gas

The US space agency NASA has released a high-resolution and enhanced color view of Pluto's largest moon, Charon which was captured by New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015.

Sep 15, 2016, 00:04 AM IST
Slow methane release behind climate change 56 mn years ago

Slow methane release behind climate change 56 mn years ago

The release of methane from the seafloor was much slower than previously thought during a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago, suggests new research led by University of Southampton.

Sep 02, 2016, 12:01 PM IST
Jaya rakes up Cauvery, methane issues, says DMK 'anti-farmers'

Jaya rakes up Cauvery, methane issues, says DMK 'anti-farmers'

Hitting the campaign trail in Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa alleged that "Karunanidhi and DMK had betrayed Tamil Nadu" ever since the Cauvery issue broke out in the 1960s.

May 09, 2016, 00:31 AM IST
Have scientists solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery?

Have scientists solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery?

Scientists may have solved the Bermuda Triangle mystery after crater discovery.

Mar 15, 2016, 21:12 PM IST
California methane gas leak 'largest' in US history: Scientists

California methane gas leak 'largest' in US history: Scientists

The methane leak, detected at the gas company`s Aliso Canyon facility, has been described as an environmental disaster.

Feb 26, 2016, 19:40 PM IST
Saturn seen in wavelengths of light – See pic

Saturn seen in wavelengths of light – See pic

The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on September 6, 2015.

Feb 02, 2016, 09:25 AM IST
'Indian orbiter still searching for methane on Mars'

'Indian orbiter still searching for methane on Mars'

The orbiter's scientific instruments were built to study the red planet's surface, its mineral composition and scan its atmosphere for methane gas in search of life-sustaining elements for at least six months.

Jan 04, 2016, 23:52 PM IST
New camera can measure greenhouse gases

New camera can measure greenhouse gases

The new camera can be used to measure emissions from many environments including sewage sludge deposits, combustion processes, animal husbandry and lakes.

Dec 01, 2015, 18:59 PM IST

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit record high

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2014, according to a new report released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Monday.

Nov 09, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

What waste: Human excrement can fuel developing world

Gas produced by decaying human waste is a potentially major source of energy, providing electricity for millions of homes while improving sanitary conditions in developing countries, says a UN report has said.

Nov 04, 2015, 22:40 PM IST
New methane organisms discovered

New methane organisms discovered

The research expands the knowledge of diversity of life on the Earth and suggests that scientists are missing other organisms involved in carbon cycling and methane production.

Oct 25, 2015, 20:15 PM IST

Soon, pill to cut methane gas production by cows

A compound added to the feed of high-producing dairy cows reduces methane emissions by 30 percent and could have ramifications for global climate change, says a new study.

Aug 17, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

China's new rice to abate global warming?

Report of a new rice cultivated by China is sure to be a welcome news for those worried about global warming and climate change.

Aug 10, 2015, 14:17 PM IST
Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

Methane on Pluto confirmed: NASA

NASA's New Horizon probe -- set for a Pluto flyby on July 14 -- has confirmed that there is frozen methane on Pluto's surface.

Jul 01, 2015, 11:29 AM IST
Adani Group mulls Rs 50-K crore investment in Jharkhand

Adani Group mulls Rs 50-K crore investment in Jharkhand

Adani Group is looking to invest Rs 50,000 crore for producing urea, methane, power and substitute natural gas (SNG) in Jharkhand.

Jun 26, 2015, 16:53 PM IST
Methane in Mars rocks suggests possibility of life

Methane in Mars rocks suggests possibility of life

In a clue to possibility of life below the surface of Mars today, an international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites.

Jun 17, 2015, 12:55 PM IST