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Methane Fluctuations On Mars – How Big Are The Implications?

The NASA Curiosity Rover team calls the findings “incredibly exciting”. Yesterday, they reported finding organic compounds in Martian soil, as well dramatic fluctuations in atmospheric methane – “the first in-situ detection of methane on Mars”. Given that methane breaks down quickly in the Martian atmosphere,

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Bad Economy Doesn't Slow Greenhouse Gases

It may be that an economic recession harms the ability of people to transition to environmentally sustainable activities, and encourages people to adopt pollution-heavy strategies for saving money, offsetting reductions in general economic activity.

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Mars Methane Burping

Whatever the source, the methane on Mars could serve as a source of energy for future exploration and eventual colonization of the red planet.

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Arctic Ocean Climate News Roundup for October 2008

The climate of the Arctic Ocean is changing dramatically. A summary of findings from the past month: Scientists have found methane plumes emerging from seabed permafrost north of Russia at rates 100 times higher than normal. The area of the Arctic Ocean that melted this

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Arctic Warming Consequence: Here Come the Methane Plumes

While the American news media remains focused on the winks of Sarah Palin and the nods of Ben Bernanke, the British media reports on two disturbing scientific findings. An international team scientists aboard a research vessel traveling Russia’s north coast has encountered plumes of methane

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