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Scientists discover first active methane leak from the sea bed in Antarctica
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Scientists discover first active methane leak from the sea bed in Antarctica

The seepage of the methane was first discovered in 2011 by a team of divers but studies on the site began only in 2016.

USA increases drilling for oil and gas, contributes to most of the methane emissions globally finds two studies
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USA increases drilling for oil and gas, contributes to most of the methane emissions globally finds two studies

In South Asia, South America and Africa, growing agricultural activities have caused methane levels to spike.

ISRO's Mangalyaan mission captures image of Mars' largest moon Phobos
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ISRO's Mangalyaan mission captures image of Mars' largest moon Phobos

The country, on 24 September 2014, successfully placed the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft in orbit around the red planet, in its very first attempt.

Saturn moon Titan's wonderfully wierd terrain and possibility of life make it so very Earth-like
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Saturn moon Titan's wonderfully wierd terrain and possibility of life make it so very Earth-like

Titan's visible exterior is 'one of the most geologically diverse' sights in the solar system.

Water found on super-Earth planet, that orbits dwarf star, 110 light-years away
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Water found on super-Earth planet, that orbits dwarf star, 110 light-years away

There is hydrogen as well as Helium, Nitrogen and Methane may exist, but it can't be detected with any instrument.

Scientists find novel way to extract hydrogen from oil without releasing methane
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Scientists find novel way to extract hydrogen from oil without releasing methane

This tech could supply Canada with electricity for the next 330 years, without releasing any greenhouse gases.

NASA's Curiosity rover detects high methane gas levels, hinting at life on Mars
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NASA's Curiosity rover detects high methane gas levels, hinting at life on Mars

There are two options for the cause of the gas: Microbes or the interaction between water and rocks.

Climate change can be tackled by converting methane into carbon dioxide: Study
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Climate change can be tackled by converting methane into carbon dioxide: Study

Removing methane will have an outsize and fast-acting effect in the fight against climate change.

Climate change: Study maps rise in non-CO2 emission from cropland based agriculture over 30 years
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Climate change: Study maps rise in non-CO2 emission from cropland based agriculture over 30 years

The agricultural sector is the world’s largest source of non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions such as methane and nitrous oxide (N2O), both of which contribute significantly to climate change.

Scientists think they know what the source of methane in Mars' atmosphere could be
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Scientists think they know what the source of methane in Mars' atmosphere could be

Since methane traces were reported in Mars' atmosphere, a debate has raged over the findings' accuracy.

Artificial lab-grown meat may be worse for the environment than cattle farming
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Artificial lab-grown meat may be worse for the environment than cattle farming

While methane from cow farms stays roughly 12 years in the atmosphere, CO2 accumulates for millennia.

World needs 'radical rethink' for strategy to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: Report
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World needs 'radical rethink' for strategy to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: Report

Health advocates & climate experts hailed The Lancet report's sweeping call for deep change.

Radical human diet change holds key to halting catastrophic damage to planet: Study
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Radical human diet change holds key to halting catastrophic damage to planet: Study

Global diets are the largest driver of emissions, biodiversity loss, & deadly algae blooms.

Livestock farming could take up half the greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: Study
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Livestock farming could take up half the greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: Study

Methane has 85 times the global warming potential carbon dioxide has over a 20-year time period.

Ill-effects of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana not limited to Delhi or NCR; it grips entire country, impacts climate system
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Ill-effects of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana not limited to Delhi or NCR; it grips entire country, impacts climate system

The practice of crop residue burning started with mechanised harvesting in 1980s, for both paddy and wheat residues as it leaves taller stubbles of 1-2 ft compared with less than 6 inch in manual harvesting.

Melting permafrost emissions pose serious threat to climate rescue plans: Study
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Melting permafrost emissions pose serious threat to climate rescue plans: Study

Some studies claim we have already overshot the 1.5 degree Celsius target due to thawing permafrost.

Carbon boost from thawing of Arctic permafrost likely in coming decades: Study
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Carbon boost from thawing of Arctic permafrost likely in coming decades: Study

Unlike gradual, an abrupt thaw process increases the release of stored carbon by 125 to 190 percent

US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than govt estimates: Study
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US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than govt estimates: Study

Researchers said the actual leak rate of 2.3% — compared to EPA inventory estimates of 1.4% — represents enough natural gas to fuel 10 million homes

NASA's Curiosity Rover discovers more organic compounds on Mars, which could once have been food for ancient life
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NASA's Curiosity Rover discovers more organic compounds on Mars, which could once have been food for ancient life

NASA emphasized that these kinds of particles could have been the food source for hypothetical microbial life on Mars.

Modi government pushes for alternative fuels, electric vehicles in bid to curb air pollution
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Modi government pushes for alternative fuels, electric vehicles in bid to curb air pollution

The Modi government is making a big push to promote alternative fuels. Showing that it means business, it has prepared a detailed blueprint to spur investments.