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Huge methane spike is contributing to climate change

July 15th, 2020

Researchers studying global methane levels from 2000 to 2017 have shown a dramatic spike in the amount of gas in our atmosphere. Methane is less abundant than some other greenhouse gasses, but it holds more heat, making it particularly bad. Global temperatures could spike by as much as 4 degrees Celsius by the end of …

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Humans are releasing way more methane than we thought

February 20th, 2020

In our continued efforts to get human-caused climate change under control, carbon dioxide emissions are a big target for elimination, and for good reason. Carbon dioxide actively contributes to global warming, slowly causing our planet to heat up and causing all manner of terrible side effects along the way. However, there’s another type of gas …

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NASA’s search for signs of life on Mars yields another shock

June 26th, 2019

It was just a couple of days ago that NASA announced something pretty exciting about Mars. Its Curiosity rover had detected shockingly high levels of methane, suggesting an unseen geological or even biological process was at work on the planet. Signs of past or present life? Perhaps, but a follow-up reading has now generated more …