We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Advertisement

Vast Underestimation of Fossil Fuel Contribution to Methane Emissions

News   Feb 24, 2020 | Original story from the University of Rochester.

 
Vast Underestimation of Fossil Fuel Contribution to Methane Emissions

Rochester researchers in Greenland drill for ice cores, which contain air bubbles with small quantities of ancient air trapped inside. By measuring the carbon-14 isotope in air from more than 200 years ago, the researchers found that scientists have been vastly overestimating the amount of fossil methane emitted by natural sources, and have therefore been underestimating the amount of methane humans are emitting into the atmosphere via fossil fuels. Credit Xavier Faïn / University of Grenoble Alpes.

 
 
Advertisement
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Nanocrystals That Can Aid Detection of Alcohol

News

A highly sensitive sensors based on cobalt oxide nanoflakes has been developed to detect various alcohols in the air that could be used both in medical diagnostics and in the detection of toxic methanol in the air.

READ MORE

Astronaut Pee To Build Moon Bases

News

The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the Moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee. European researchers have found that it could be used as a plasticizer in the concrete of the structures.

READ MORE

Extremophile Bacteria Could Ease Our Rubbish Problem

News

There may be a small answer to one of the biggest problems on the planet. Researchers have identified and characterized a strain of bacteria capable of degrading some of the chemical building blocks of polyurethane.

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Applied Sciences

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE