The Methane Hydrate Gas Boom?
April 2, 2013 | NPR
Methane hydrate is the world's largest natural gas resource. Japanese engineers recently became the first to produce methane hydrate from a well in the floor of the Pacific Ocean. NPR asks if this could become another natural gas boom?
Related: What is Methane Hydrate?
Methane Leaks and the Natural Gas Climate Advantage?
July 8, 2013 | The Seattle Times
Some researchers believe that the loss of methane during drilling operations and from collection / proccessing / transmission systems could offset climate advantages obtained from burning natural gas. They point to the fact that methane is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
The Permafrost Timebomb?
June 13, 2013 | NASA
Over hundreds of thousands of years the Arctic permafrost has accumulated an enormous store of organic carbon. As it thaws from climate change the plant debris will decay and carbon dioxide and methane will be release into the atmosphere. Permafrost contains at least 4x more carbon than fossil fuel burning has produced since 1850.