Methane hydrates: a volatile time bomb in the Arctic

Methane hydrates: a volatile time bomb in the Arctic
The Conversation
The risk with climate change is not with the direct effect of humans on the greenhouse capacity of Earth’s atmosphere. The major risk is that the relatively modest human perturbation will unleash much greater forces. The likelihood of this risk is
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Pennsylvania investigating methane leaks in Sullivan County
Akron Beacon Journal (blog)
DUSHORE, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection is investigating two methane migration incidents near Chesapeake Energy drilling operations in Forks Township, Sullivan County. One incident occurred in the Black Creek area, and the other
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Fracking’s Dark Side Gets Darker: The Problem of Methane Waste
Energy Collective
Fracking for oil in North Dakota is so lucrative that when natural gas bubbles up alongside the oil, most oil companies simply view it as waste. It’s cheaper, in the short term, to burn the gas than it is to build the infrastructure to pipe and sell it
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Industry Issues Guidance on Methane Migration
StateImpact Pennsylvania
By now, videos of residents lighting their taps on fire are a familiar image. Those flames are caused by methane that migrated into a subsurface water supply and is known as methane migration, or “stray gas.” Perhaps the most famous incident of stray
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Data-heavy project aims to move methane emissions research beyond ‘he said
Midwest Energy News
Information wars have flared up around the question of how much methane leaks during hydraulic fracturing. Industry has protested against estimates by federal agencies, leading to a swirl of reports from industry and academia that tell contradictory
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MSC Issues Guidance on Responding to Stray Gas Incidents
NorthcentralPa.com
Stray gas – which can originate from various sources, including coal beds, oil and natural gas wells, landfills, pipelines, naturally occurring methane and microbial gas – is the migration of gas from one of these sources into groundwater, a structure
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USGS releases three new studies relevant to natural gas extraction in the
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
The report concludes that shale gas and coalbed methane natural gas extraction practices “create potentially serious patterns of disturbance on the landscape.” The researchers examined landscape disturbance caused by well pads, roads, pipelines,
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Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Looking for Life in Mars Methane
Astrobiology Magazine (press release)
An astronomy graduate student at New Mexico State University spoke about her research studying the possible detection of methane gas on Mars at a presentation during the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Reno,
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Astrobiology Magazine (press release)
New tech cuts coal gas well drilling by 33 percent
Wyoming Business Report
When accessed, these seams can sometimes explode because of major unreleased buildup, particularly of carbon dioxide and methane. These ignitions or ejections have claimed thousands of miners’ lives, according to WellDog. “This technology can save
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