methane

Methane Abounds in Arctic Seas; Might Intensify Global Warming

April 23, 2012 / 1 Comment

The Arctic Oceanhides more than what you thought it really does. A study by researches at the California Institute of  Tech (Caltech) has found that the ocean has higher levels of methane deposits. Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean themselves release large amounts of methane, a green house gas. As the Earth is warming up each day, the green house gas ...

Poor Cow – Part 2

October 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6631" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cow gang in the morning"][/caption] The article mentioned in part one, suggests you not eat meat in an attempt to reduce the greenhouse gas (methane) caused by cows.  I propose that human emissions of methane could eclipse that of the cows raised for meat if we follow that advice and limit our intake to non-meat food.

Poor Cow – Part 1

October 5, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6605" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cows and wind turbines"][/caption] I came across an interesting article on combating global warming.  Aside from a picture of a cow with a gas-mask device to capture cow belches, another picture (see after the jump) shows another methane capture device.  Intended to capture cow farts, I can just feel sorry for the cow.  That hose feeding the ...

Microbes (Microbial Fuel Cells) to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Methane

April 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

A team of scientists led by Dr. Bruce Logan of Penn State University are seriously engaged in using a microbe that could provide a solution for most of our environmental woes. A single arrow that shoots down two major eco-problems, this new species of bacteria known as Methanobacterium palustre apparently has the potential to turn CO2 into CH4. That means ...

If Only We Could Harness the Martian Methane Belch

January 17, 2009 / No Comments

If only we could harness the Martian methane belch... There was a surprising and mysterious belch of methane gas on Mars NASA says. NASA thinks there might be microbial life underground, but admitted the gas could come from changes in rocks. Methane gas on earth is by far mostly a byproduct of life — animal digestion and decaying plants and ...

Greenhouse Advantages of Kangaroo Farming

August 17, 2008 / 4 Comments

Pretty odd I must say, but a recent study revealed that if Australia is going to farm kangaroos instead of cattle and sheep (to remove 36 million sheep and 7 million cattle by 2020), that could lower the overall greenhouse gases by 3 percent each year. Do you think it's that simple? First of all, Australians won't understand that killing kangaroos ...