Fresh waters are one of the primary sources of natural methane emissions, but methane dynamics in tropical lakes are not as well understood as those in more temperate regions.
Scientists have found a methane reservoir below the permafrost seabed of the Laptev Sea—a reservoir that could suddenly release large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas.
Increased seawater exposure from flooding and storms is altering how coastal forests cycle methane, leading to more greenhouse gas accumulation in tree stems and soil.
Biden’s executive order calling for consideration of new methane regulations comes on the heels of a new global analysis of the fuel’s impact on climate change.
Changes in sea level and organic carbon burial may have affected seafloor methane seepage over the past 150 million years.
Reducing methane emissions is critical for addressing climate warming, but which are the easiest and most cost-effective ways to do this?
Incomplete combustion and biogenic emissions—exhalations and flatulence—make Oktoberfest a significant, albeit temporary, source of the potent greenhouse gas.
Finding subsurface reserves of methane on Mars could revolutionize human space travel, but it won’t be an easy hunt.
Analyses of microbial activity in seawater samples help clarify the fate of methane released from the seafloor.
Barometric pressure, in addition to factors such as lithology and the depth of the water table, can influence patterns of natural gas that escapes to subsurface soils.