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Methane release shows dramatic increase

Scientists have uncovered what appears to be a further dramatic increase in the leakage of methane gas that is seeping from the Arctic seabed. Methane is about 20 times more potent than CO2 in trapping solar heat. The findings come

Methane under permafrost could speed up global warming 20-fold

Washington, Sep 3 : Melting permafrost in arctic regions, triggered by global warming, will release underground methane. Once released, methane would speed up global warming by trapping the earth’s heat radiation about 20 times more efficiently than the greenhouse gas,

Large Volumes of Methane seeps from Arctic sea bed as temperatures rise

Methane bubbles observed by sonar, escape from sea bed as temperatures rise Scientists say they have evidence that the powerful greenhouse gas methane is escaping from the Arctic sea bed. Researchers say this could be evidence of a predicted positive

Hundreds of methane ‘plumes’ discovered

British scientists have discovered hundreds more methane “plumes” bubbling up from the Arctic seabed, in an area to the west of the Norwegian island of Svalbard. It is the second time in a week that scientists have reported methane emissions

Arctic ‘methane chimneys’ raise fears of runaway climate change

Researchers say evidence suggests that the frozen seabed is perforated and is starting to leak methane, but other scientists urge caution. Scientists claim to have discovered evidence for large releases of methane into the atmosphere from frozen seabed stores off

Methane gas oozing up from Siberian seabed

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is leaking from the permafrost under the Siberian seabed, a researcher on an international expedition in the region told Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter on Saturday. “The permafrost now has small holes. We

Permafrost Threatened By Rapid Melt Of Arctic Sea Ice

Simulations by global climate models show that when sea ice is in rapid decline, the rate of predicted Arctic warming over land can more than triple. The image at left shows simulated autumn temperature trends during periods of rapid sea-ice

Runaway Global Warming “635 Million Years Ago”

A sudden and extreme case of runaway global warming “635 million years ago” (See Note at bottom of page) was caused by an abrupt release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, scientists said today. The methane seeped from ice sheets

CO2, methane up sharply during 2007

A U.S. government study shows global levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide increased by 19 billion tons last year, while methane rose by 27 million tons. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists said the findings are part of the agency’s annual

Blood rain falls on India

Red rain in India was a phenomenon observed sporadically from 25 July to 23 September 2001 in the southern state of Kerala. Heavy downpours occurred in which the rain was primarily red, staining clothes and appearing like blood. The colouration

Siberian peat bog unleashes giant methane cloud

The thawing of the world’s largest peat bog will release billions of tons of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and scientists believe little can be done to stop it. The landscape is rapidly changing in a huge expanse of western