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.
Scientists find links between delayed freezing of Alaskan soils and higher atmospheric methane concentrations during the cold season.
Although methane emission estimates from underground coal production appear to be accurate, the calculated emissions from natural gas production are underreported.
A new study looks for the source of a spike in the potent greenhouse gas methane.
Collaboration to Compile Open-Source Sites of Seafloor Fluid Expulsion Anomalies, AGU Fall Meeting 2018; Washington, D.C., 14 December 2018
A holistic approach to tracking leaks from natural gas pipelines could prevent explosions and also help reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
A new study in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area reveals prior estimates may significantly underrepresent methane emissions, particularly from landfills and natural gas systems.
A sensitive underwater microphone captures the sounds of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, escaping into waters off the coast of Oregon. Using this sound, researchers can estimate the bubbles’ sizes.
Drowned river deltas exhale large quantities of greenhouse gas, new study finds.
Methane is generally considered secondary to carbon dioxide in its importance to climate change, but what role might methane play in the future if global temperatures continue to rise?