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As Above, So Below: New Study Finds Striking Similarities Between the Structure of the Universe and the Human Brain

…are well-defined networks, made up of nodes (galaxies in the larger, individual neurons in the smaller) that are connected via filaments; neurons and galaxies both have a typical scale radius…read more

The Giant Awakens: Arctic Methane Deposits Have Started To Thaw

…last year. These craters are still discharging high amounts of methane at levels tens to hundreds of times higher than normal. Although this newly-released methane’s impact on global warming won’t…read more

Are We a Designer Species that is Being Genetically Altered RIGHT NOW?

…is the first organized node of contact between mankind and other worlds, and this show is a perfect example of what that means. You can visit Bruce and Daniella on…read more

Yet Another Biosignature Gas Appears to Change With the Seasons on Mars

…and summer and falling during the winter. This follows Curiosity’s discovery that Martian methane also fluctuates with the seasons, and although both oxygen and methane can be generated by non-biological…read more

Powerful Methane Fountains Discovered “Boiling” in Arctic Waters

…samples with, the methane concentrations were high enough that they wound up using buckets to scoop samples of water that were “boiling” with methane for analysis, and were even able…read more

An Underwater Environmental Observatory Has Mysteriously Disappeared Without a Trace

…including water temperature and the levels of salt, oxygen, nutrients, chlorophyll and methane from the seafloor at a depth of 22 meters (72 feet), providing researchers with invaluable real-time data…read more

Martian Methane Is Not Ancient Gas Being Released from Rocks, according to Researchers

Researchers have ruled out the possibility that the methane that has been detected in the atmosphere of Mars is due to the erosion of rocks by the Martian wind, yet…read more

“Unprecedented” Wildfires are Burning Across the Arctic

…massive fires such as these release harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, “including particulate matter and toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and non-methane organic compounds,” according to a…read more

Is Natural Gas the ‘New Coal’? Current LNG Expansion Jeopardizes Paris Agreement Goals

…states. The chief component in natural gas is methane, a potent greenhouse gas that has been responsible for 25% of the increase in global temperatures to date. As an energy…read more

Canada’s Climate has Warmed by More Than Double the Global Average

…best case scenario, Arctic permafrost is expected to continue to melt, disrupting human infrastructure in the affected regions, and releasing more greenhouse gases such as methane, previously locked away in…read more

Astronomers Have Made the First Direct Observation of a Planet Beyond our Solar System

…that HR8799e has an atmosphere containing far more carbon monoxide than methane — something not expected from equilibrium chemistry,” Lacour explains. “We can best explain this surprising result with high…read more

Loving the Needs of Others

…was caused by the release of huge quantities of methane gas that are stored in hydrates along the continental shelves. The hydrates melt when the water temperature around then exceeds…read more

Hothouse Earth: It’s Getting Too Warm Too Fast

…cold trigger the tipping-points of a number of climate mechanisms, such as the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from melted permafrost; increased warming due to the loss of…read more

NASA Has Found More Evidence for Life on Mars

…within the bedrock of the Martian soil; the other is that Curiosity has also detected a wide variation in the amount of methane present in the Martian atmosphere that fluctuates…read more

Ancient Microbes Hint that Life is Common Throughout the Cosmos

…organisms with a variety of metabolisms, including two that employed a primitive form of photosynthesis, two more that consumed methane, and one that produced methane. This variety of metabolisms suggests…read more

An Exoplanet’s Seasons may Offer Researchers Signs of Extraterrestrial Life

…as it either shines through, or is reflected off of, those atmospheres. Researchers look for gases that could be produced by biological processes, such as methane or oxygen, some sort…read more

Unknowncountry and Politics

…least informed enough to know that. It is no “tracking device” but rather a node in a breathtakingly sophisticated communications system. To have the use of it is a remarkable…read more

Polar Vortex Split Causes Superstorm-like Winter Havoc in Europe

…Day After Tomorrow”, the 2004 movie based on Art Bell and Whitley Strieber’s 1999 book, “The Coming Global Superstorm”. Centered over northern Siberia, the node that descended into the Eastern…read more

It’s Not Just Methane: If Arctic Permafrost Melts it Releases the World’s Largest Reserve of Mercury

…has been in place for millennia, prompting fears that various elements trapped there–greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, or dormant pathogens like anthrax and other long-dormant ancient diseases–could…read more

USDA Study Shows Livestock Methane Emissions were Significantly Underestimated

A new study has found that a 2011 estimate of methane emissions generated by the planet’s livestock was incorrect, with the new finding indicating that they were actually 11 percent…read more

Climate Change Reality Blows Away Denial

methane from liquefying permafrost, which causes even more heat retention. And yet you can also find fake science on the internet that claims that carbon dioxide doesn’t cause heat retention….read more

Titan’s Complex Chemical Makeup Offers Two New Building Blocks for Life

Two new discoveries regarding chemical ingredients that are associated with the formation of life on Titan have been announced. With its dense nitrogen, methane and ethane atmosphere, and liquid hydrocarbon…read more

A Sprinkle of Seaweed can Eliminate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cattle

…65 percent of total methane emissions from livestock. Contrary to the popular joke, this methane does not come from Bessie’s flatulence: rather, about 90 percent of an individual cow’s methaneread more

Local Villagers Witness Methane Explosions on the Siberian Tundra

A new crater has been blasted into the Siberian tundra by the violent release of a massive pocket of methane gas that had accumulated beneath the surface of the earth….read more

Food for Lifeforms has been Found on Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus

…As a food source, hydrogen is consumed by some of Earth’s most primitive microbes: they combine it with carbon dioxide, to produce both energy and methane. This setup is extremely…read more

Trump’s Ecological Policies Face Fierce Opposition from 75 U.S. Cities

…emissions for power plants, methane leaks, the moratorium on federal coal leasing, and consumer-level carbon emissions, are part of the de-regulation called for in the order. But despite this setback…read more

Methane Released from Melting Permafrost is forming Explosive Underground Bubbles in Siberia

The continued thawing of Arctic permafrost is causing the accelerated release of previously-trapped methane deposits, as evidenced by both satellite imagery and findings made by field researchers in Siberia. Accumulated…read more

Tesla Motors Opens Massive Li-Ion Electrical Storage Site to Combat Fossil Fuel Use

…JB Straubel. The project, commissioned due to shortfalls caused by the massive methane leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility that wasn’t capped until February of last year, was completed…read more

NOAA gives the North a Failing Grade in their Arctic Report Card

…carbon dioxide and methane greenhouse gases. While the increase in biological activity is acting as a new carbon sink for the region, that uptake is being massively offset by the…read more

New Horizons has a New Target, The Solar System’s Newest Member, and Another Crashed ESA Mars Probe: Space News for October, 2016

…still functioning properly in orbit, and is equipped with sensors designed to detect methane emissions — a potential byproduct of metabolizing lifeforms. The orbiter is due to start mapping the…read more

Scientists Propose Cloning a Wooly Mammoth — to Help Avert Global Warming

…cooling preserved by the mammoths would help slow the outgassing of methane, a potent greenhouse gas trapped in Arctic permafrost that is currently escaping into the atmosphere as the ground…read more

List of Biosignature Elements to Help in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

…potential extraterrestrial organism metabolizes. Biology on our own planet produces it’s own waste elements, such as plants producing oxygen, and animals producing methane, to name but two examples, but the…read more

July Hottest Month Recorded Since 1880, Possibly Hottest Since Bronze Age

…absorbing heat and are instead themselves warming to record levels. In addition, substantial increases in methane emissions across the arctic are contributing to record arctic heating and reducing atmospheric circulation,…read more

Climate Change Denial

…stream, and also releasing trillions of tons of methane. For different reasons, both of these things are very dangerous. These people are scared, confused and deeply angry. Most of them…read more

Massive Heat Dome Threatens Arctic

…atmosphere even further. Arctic heat leads to increases in methane release from melting permafrost, which in turn drives regional temperatures even higher, as methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas….read more

Arctic Methane Release Getting Worse

Over the past few months, Arctic reporting stations have been reporting an unexpected increase in the outgassing of methane from thawing permafrost. Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas. In…read more

Study Claims 6th Mass Extinction Under Way–But There’s More to It than That

…with arctic melt, followed by a huge methane spike, a period of catastrophic heating and then, as the methane dissipates, equally catastrophic cooling. The same process is taking place now….read more

Climate Surprise: Scientists Say It May Get Cooler

Global warming models predict continued warming, and evidence is building that methane release in the arctic is going to cause a temperature spike, but now a new study by scientists…read more

This Spring’s Wicked Weather: Climate Watch Called It in February

…warming in the arctic itself. As Climate Watch pointed out last February, an unanticipated outgassing of methane trapped in tundra and melting permafrost is likely to take place this summer…read more

The Solari Report: The Big Picture

…the significance of such things as the warming pattern now taking place in the Pacific Ocean, what the slowing Gulf Stream means and the problem of methane outgassing in the…read more

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star — How I Wonder What We Are

…the star’s newly formed disk. Like our solar system’s Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, the disk is home to frozen ‘volatiles’ – such as water, ammonia, and methane – pre-requisites for life. Carbon-nitrogen…read more

Climate Change and Pope Francis

…will outgas across the arctic this year, with unknown consequences. As methane is flammable, there could be extremely unusual atmospheric events, such as methane ignition in the atmosphere caused by…read more

More and Larger Siberian Craters Appearing

…by an impact or by atmospheric methane ignition or both remains a matter of scientific controversy. Read Unknowncountry’s previous stories about the danger of methane releasing into the atmosphere. Click here….read more

Weekender: Why is This Winter so Ferocious and What Lies Ahead?

…break records, to the point that methane hydrates now frozen beneath cold northern waters are going to melt, releasing extraordinary amounts of the gas into the atmosphere. In the past,…read more

The Parallels Between a Crater and a Triangle

…gas complexes. Global warming appears to be a primary catalyst triggering the blasts that result in the formation of the craters. And since the eruption of methane hydrates locked inside…read more

Have NASA scientists finally found evidence of life on Mars?

methane spikes, but are becoming excited by the prospect that they are being caused by ‘methanogenesis’ – the formation of methane by microbial bugs known as methanogens. They wrote: ‘Our…read more

Warmer Oceans Could Release Millions of Tons of Undersea Methane

…4 million metric tons of methane has been released from hydrate decomposition off Washington. That’s an amount each year equal to the methane from natural gas released in the 2010…read more

Something Wicked This Way Comes

We have reached the climate tipping point much more quickly than anybody anticipated. But with methane outgassing in arctic tundra and beginning to boil up from under the Arctic Ocean, Greenland…read more

Weekender: Forests, The Carbon Cycle and the Sleeping Arctic Giant…

…and methane (CO4). Methane is a is a colorless, odorless gas that is widely distributed in nature. Methane levels have been steadily rising and are now more than twice what…read more

An Extremely Dangerous Time

…possible, and to remain indoors and away from windows until the radiation danger has passed. If you have a Geiger counter, use it. Just as I hope that the methaneread more

Weekender: Methane -The Silent Menace That Could Destroy Our Planet

…yet to be analyzed, scientists are almost certain that it is methane. “We don’t know of any explanation that fits as well as methane,” said lead study author Adam Skarke,…read more

The Methane Danger

…at least to plan for it. What is happening is that methane hydrates are melting in the Arctic Ocean and along the US Atlantic seaboard. The methane they are releasing…read more

First Sign of Methane Outgassing from Arctic Ocean

…India. Once all the methane hydrates are melted and methane stops releasing, it will dissipate, and the heat trapped in the atmosphere will be released into space. As human activity…read more

Mysterious Holes Appearing At “The End Of The World”

…soil — known as permafrost — is filled with millions of tons of methane gas. When surface temperatures increase, the gas begins to be released, pooling into highly volatile pockets….read more

Weekender: Timeline Jumping – A Glimpse Into the Complex World of Selective Existence

…timelines, which in turn create “time nodes”, a phenomena that occurs when two or more timelines come together and realities from one can “bleed” into another, or may be psychically…read more

Think Plagues Are Past History? Think Again… Now We Are Creating Our Own

…symptoms which include painful lymph node swellings known as “bubos”. Though modern day medicine is able to effectively treat bubonic plague with antibiotics, it is still deadly if it is…read more

How Would Extra-Terrestrials Detect Life On Our Planet?

…old greenhouse gases, methane, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) might also stand out like a beacon amongst the cosmos. Viewing our own Earth in this way has been a very…read more

Weekender: Scientists Predict Mass Extinction In 30 Years – How Can We Change This Outcome?

…research in order to make the predictions, suggest that rising methane levels represent the greatest threat to the future of the Earth. It explains how methane is formed by aquatic…read more

Scientists Explore Unexpected Cause of Greenhouse Gas Pollution

…sandy sediments than from the mucky methane “hot spots.” Crawford says it’s surprising to find methane at all in these highly-oxygenated creeks, though the methane is coming from mostly oxygen-poor…read more

Wondering What the Effects of Climate Change Will Be? They’re Already Here, Say Scientists

…dioxide and methane in the atmosphere continue to rise, the temperature increase across North America could reach 10 degrees by the end of the century. If such a marginal warming…read more

EASTER SPECIAL: Is Mass Extinction the Opportunity for Global Rebirth?

…loss of life have been put forward by scientists, including the usual suspects: asteroid impact, flood basalt eruptions, catastrophic methane release, fluctuations in oxygen or sea levels, or a combination…read more

New Report States Greenhouse Gases Now At Unprecedented Levels

…by carbon emissions, but also by rapidly thawing permafrost in the Arctic. This phenomenon alone could produce more atmospheric methane than carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, resulting in even more severe…read more

Still Unexplained: The Mysterious Marfa Lights of Texas

…and methane (CH4) are produced from wet soil and ignite when they encounter oxygen in the atmosphere. It is thought that the phenomenon, colloquially known as “will-o’-the-wisp,” “ignes fatui” or…read more

Superstorm, Climate Change and the Future

…CO2 and Methane to rise more or less unchecked, the change when it comes will be very violent. There will be periods both of extreme heat and extreme cold, culminating…read more

Scientists Finally Capture Authentic Ball Lightning

…”swamp gas”, a type of glowing light formed by methane rising from marshes. More recently, however, the phenomenon has been taken more seriously and research has been conducted in order…read more

First study on Greenland’s snowpack reveals unexpected decline in atmospheric CO levels since 1950s

…in the atmosphere . As OH helps to reduce the amount of important atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as methane, this means that high concentrations of CO in the atmosphere can…read more

Water Found on Mars, So Is the Planet Alive? Our Unique Take

…have supported life, as there is ice in the Martian soil. Does it support life now? There’s no evidence of natural life there, and the lack of free methane in…read more

Unknowncountry Weekender: The Coming of Comet Ison in Astronomy and Astrology

…made of water, carbon dioxide, ammonia, and methane. Consequently they have been known to burn up on their journey through the solar system, but astronomers are optimistic that ISON will…read more

Unprecedented Hole Appears in Polar Ice

…place for another 10 to 30 years. The more open ocean there is over the arctic, the less heat is reflected and the more methane is released from underwater methaneread more

Lowest Mid-Latitude Temps in Years as Arctic Heats Up

…rapid and intense warming when sea ice is no longer present in enough quantity to provide this ‘air conditioner’ effect and methane now being release from the melting arctic causes…read more

Coastal Cities Set to Drown

…four heat-trapping pollutants? They are methane, tropospheric ozone, hydrofluorocarbons, and black carbon. These gases and particles last anywhere from a week to a decade in the atmosphere, and they can…read more

Fat? Take a Breathalyzer Test

…propensity for gaining too much weight. These microbes can be detected by the presence of methane and hydrogen on our breath. People whose breath has high concentrations of both those…read more

Fire in the Lake

Methane is bubbling out of the bottoms of Arctic lakes, to the extent that, if you put a match to the surface of one of them, they catch on FIRE….read more

As Water Rises, Look What Happened in the Past

…high levels of methane are showing up in the Arctic, and there’s a big danger that a huge rise of temperatures in the Arctic will destabilize huge amounts of methaneread more

Massive ice breakup in Greenland

…frightening outgassing of methane, but also spectacular ice melt and glacial destabilization in Greenland. Should the Greenland glaciers slide into the ocean, the result will be a dramatic increase in…read more

NEW Bermuda Triangle Sucks Up Famous Fashion Designer

…with little or no warning. Aircraft falling victim to these methane bubbles will lose their engines-perhaps igniting the methane surrounding them-and immediately lose their lift as well, ending their flights…read more

December 21, 2012: What it Means and What it Doesn’t

…if methane hydrates now frozen on the ocean floors begin to turn into gas, there will be a very rapid warming followed a few years later by very rapid cooling…read more

Methane is the Tipping Point

Permafrost is thawing all over the planet, and this releases the powerful greenhouse gas methane. Permafrost covers nearly a quarter of the northern hemisphere and may contain as much as…read more

Fracking May Release Radioactive Gas

…to potentially millions of people long after the drilling is over.” White is reporting on a field of shale in Michigan, but a vast field of methane–the main ingredient of…read more

NASA has a Major Mars Announcement Coming

…the Curiosity team has building evidence of life on Mars. Recently, an initial finding of the presence of methane, which is a byproduct of living organisms, was found to be…read more

Superstorm Sandy and the Future

…proceeding faster than global warming models predicted just a few years ago. This is not because of melting methane hydrates, but because of melting permafrost releasing trapped organically produced methaneread more

Have We Arrived at a Turning Point in Climate Change?

…East Coast has destabilized frozen methane deposits trapped under nearly 4,000 square miles of the seafloor, and since methane is even more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, any…read more

Only 4 Years Left?

…melts and releases huge quantities of trapped methane, a very powerful greenhouse gas so this will give a big boost to global warming.” In 1998, the Master of the Key…read more

Watch Out: Methane Coming

The Antarctic Ice Sheet may be a major source of the potent greenhouse gas methane. Old organic matter frozen beneath it may have been converted to methane by micro-organisms living…read more

The Danger of Arctic Melt and How to Save Our World by Whitley Strieber

…more heat enters the water below, raising water temperatures and causing the melt of methane hydrates. This methane is in turn released into the air, causing a further intensification of…read more

The Imbroglio at the End of Coast

…that, and is very worrisome. It is something I have been predicting for a long time. It is that methane, which is a far more potent greenhouse gas than CO2,…read more

If the World Ends, What Then?

…United States. The second is that reduced solar energy over the past 10 years has slowed global warming. At the same time, methane outgassing from tundra and frozen methane hydrates…read more

Climate Skeptic Recants

…as is happening here. But they have to do it cleanly, so that it doesn’t result in methane emissions caused by the process itself, and become counterproductive. For them, it…read more

Sea Rise will be Higher on East Coast

…Florida. The ancient reserves of methane gas seeping from the melting Arctic ice cap may kill off the value of real estate in Florida–by putting much of it underwater, probably…read more

Methane Outgassing in the Arctic

…but only sped it up.” We are seeing that now, and the Climate Watch section has been warning about it for years. Methane from streaming from thawing permafrost and…read more

Why Eating Less Meat Will Help Climate Change

…is the third biggest cause of climate change, right behind carbon dioxide and methane. The main source of N2O in the atmosphere is the spreading of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers on…read more

Dinosaur Farts Changed Prehistoric Climate

…in sauropod dinosaurs may have produced enough methane to have an important effect on the Mesozoic climate. Indeed, our calculations suggest that these dinosaurs could have produced more methane than…read more

Not So Clean After All

Deep water oil drilling rigs may not be causing obvious leaks (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show), but they are leaking dangerous methane gas into the atmosphere. Methaneread more

Is This the Beginning of the End?

It’s happened: Methane, previously trapped in the ocean floors, is out gassing into the atmosphere at an extraordinary rate. This will cause the flow of the Gulf Stream to weaken…read more

Horror Movies May Come to Life

…days of thawing, but after seven days, the methane concentration had decreased. The samples also gave off large amounts of carbon dioxide; unlike methane, which DID NOT drop off like…read more

A Wonderful New Tool to Detect Climate Change

…mobile system consists of two moving van-sized trucks, each equipped with instrumentation and equipment. Included are instruments that measure greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), and…read more

Do We Still Have a Chance?

When it comes to climate change, the answer is probably “no.”’s Climate Watch warned that extreme summer ice melt this year will be accompanied by methane outgassing that will,…read more

The High Tech Search for Life on Mars

…Mars mission is scheduled for 2016. Called the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, it will carry five science instruments and will study gases in Mars’ atmosphere, including methane, for evidence of…read more

Could a Sudden Massive Methane Release Happen Again?

We’re still releasing the potent greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere today, but there was a massive release in the past: About 55 million years ago, the Earth burped up…read more Climate Watch updated. Disturbing, ironic findings.

…me, the most worrisome thing is an unknown: what are water temperatures in the high arctic ocean like? If they rise far enough, methane hydrates locked in the sea floor…read more

What is REALLY Changing Our Weather

…that animal’s methane emissions relatively low suggests a potential new strategy to try to reduce methane emissions from livestock, which are the world’s largest source of methane from human-related activities,…read more

Can Biodegradable be BAD?

…regulations do not require landfills that collect methane to install gas collection systems for at least two years after the waste is buried. If materials break down and release methaneread more

Bad News in the North!

…the streets and sidewalks there. While residents of coast US cities are worried that methane may outgas from the ocean floor, in Boston the methane may arrive from right under…read more

Will Methane Outgassing Start This Summer?

Methane is one of the most highly potent greenhouse gases–25-33 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. For reasons we don’t yet understand, occasionally huge amounts of methane are outgassed from…read more

Tornado Swarm Worst in 50 Years

…in methane due to arctic outgassing during the extremely hot summer of 2010 has created conditions favorable to rapid and violent oscillations in climate. At midnight eastern time, the storm…read more

Our Terrible Weather and What It Means

…melting of the north polar cap, which has come about because of massive methane release throughout the Alaskan and Siberian tundra. In 2010, methane hydrates frozen under the Arctic Ocean…read more

Will Fracking Save Us or Shake Us?

…be more concerned about methane leaking into the atmosphere during fracking. He reminds us that natural gas is mostly methane, which is a much more potent greenhouse gas, especially in…read more

Biofuel Can be Made from Beer

…don’t want more methane–in fact, we want a lot LESS of it–so engineers are looking for ways to prevent methane production by the microbes, and instead, shape the bacterial communities to…read more

What Can We Do to Reduce Cow Farts?

Wetlands, permafrost, termites, oceans and freshwater are all natural sources of the potent greenhouse gas methane. However, the majority of the methane that is changing our climate is caused by…read more

Superstorms, Climate Change and the Future

…the near future. Specifically, the arctic melt is causing the outgassing of methane all across the arctic region. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and its appearance in the atmosphere…read more

Climate Change: What to Watch For

…the release of methane hydrates frozen under the Arctic Ocean into the atmosphere. The first of these conditions is already being met with increasing frequency. Judging from the cold that…read more

World Weather WAY Out of Whack

…in turn, methane to be released from permafrost under and near the poles. This resulted in further heating, which warmed the northern oceans enough to cause methane hydrates, which “melt”…read more

Cow Farts

…improvement for dairy farms and businesses of all kinds. In particular, manure management, feed production and enteric methane (cow gas) were cited as areas that are ripe for innovation on…read more

Gas Free Cows

…a major producer of methane gas and methane is a significant greenhouse gas. In fact, worldwide, livestock emits 37% of anthropogenic methane.” (Anthropegenic methane is methane produced by human activities,…read more

Bugs for Dinner

…writes: “Tons of edible, sustainable protein swarms all around us, free for the taking. Farming edible insects like mealworms and crickets would produce far less greenhouse gas–10 times less methaneread more

Life on Moon of Saturn?

…covered with mountains, lakes and rivers. Astronomers call it the most Earthlike world in the solar system. However, the liquid there is not water but methane, so any life there…read more

Oil Spill May Release Dangerous Gas

The BP oil spill may be leading to an almost unimaginable disaster–an extinction event that could kill off a large swathe of marine life. Methane gas can deplete oxygen in…read more

BIGGER Disaster Ahead?

…a huge underground reservoir of methane, and that any crack in it could lead to a huge release of methane gas–the same type of event that almost wiped out all…read more

If We Survive

…Caribbean and much of the Atlantic could become involved. Additionally, there will be such substantial releases of methane and other gasses that there will be a direct threat to continental…read more

Past Climate Change Extremely Sudden

methane spike, then suddenly cycled to icy conditions when the heat-trapping methane dissipated. The changes appears to have been extremely sudden, and similar changes that have taken place more recently…read more

HOW MUCH Oil has Spilled?

…turns out that the dangerous greenhouse gas methane can help us out here. Measuring the methane in the water could give a better idea of how much oil has actually…read more

It Keeps Happening

…have shown that [methane from beneath oceanic permafrost] is a future risk from warming.” Methane is a particularly lethal gas, but while we are worrying about tons of it rising…read more

If You’re Awash in Christmas Trash

…the methane that comes off that, and then you can power vehicles from that.” Here at, we give our subscribers the kinds of gifts that don’t need to be…read more

Invisible Methane Leaks

…we USE this methane by turning it into fuel? Researchers are trying to convert methane gas to a liquid in order to do this. Methane, the primary component of natural…read more


The dangerous greenhouse gas methane is leaking, bubbling up from the bottoms of oceans and lakes around the world. Two places this is happening is in lakes in Washington State…read more

Only a Matter of Time

The methane frozen in the ocean floor is a global warming time bomb. There may have been small leaks before, but now scientists say melting Arctic glaciers are releasing huge…read more

If Oil is Not Organic

…under the pressure-temperature conditions of the upper mantle, which is the layer of earth under the crust and on top of the core. Methane (CH4) is the main constituent of…read more

The Curry Cure

…of them saw regression to some degree of their chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The majority of individuals who entered the study with enlarged lymph nodes saw a 50% or greater decline…read more

The Blob

methane, carbon dioxide and water (in the form of ice). Since these ingredients would all disappear shortly after impact, this would explain why no trace of the object is left….read more

Water, Water (Everywhere?)

…planets, such as Neptune, also can appear to be blue, but the color is constant and, in the case of Neptune, likely caused by methane in the atmosphere.Cowan says, “It…read more

Freezing Fuel can Power Your Car

…scale.” Although scientists have known about gas hydrates for decades, they’ve only recently begun to try to use them as an alternative energy source. Gas hydrates form when methane gas…read more

Another Strange Smell

…but somehow familiar – Something that not everyone knows is that an odor of rotten eggs can signal a sudden outsourcing of methane gas, due to global warming. Well, that…read more

How to Look for Life on Mars

?and maybe live there ourselves someday – On Mars, NASA has found both methane gas and rocks that contain carbonates. Why is this important? The rocks show that the water…read more

Life on Other Planets

…they found methane in the planet’s atmosphere. Is this planet ALSO suffering from global warming? NASA is going to explore that next: Swain plans to search for molecules in the…read more

Methane Time Bomb

…Connor quotes researcher Orjan Gustafsson as saying, “An extensive area of intense methane release was found. At earlier sites we had found elevated levels of dissolved methane. Yesterday, for the…read more

A Time of Extraordinary Peril

…But there is another concealed problem that is far more serious even than their suffering. It is that massive quantities of methane gas are being released by melting arctic permafrost….read more

Superstorm Confirmation

…will be reported in early 2009 that there is massive outgassing of methane taking place in the arctic, precisely as happened just prior to the Younger Dryas, and most other…read more

Ominous New Climate Information

…Dryas. Specifically, it will be announced shortly that there is massive outgassing of methane taking place in the arctic, precisely as it did just before the Younger Dryas. This outgassing…read more

Kangaroo Burgers

Australia is switching from beef to save the climate – Switching from beef to kangaroo burgers could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, since the methane produced by cow…read more

Cow Control

…824 million kilograms of carbon dioxide, 41 million kilograms of methane and 96,000 kilograms of nitrous oxide. For every one million cows supplemented with rbST, the reduction in the carbon…read more

Vast Cracks

The level of methane?one of the most dangerous greenhouse gases?rose last year, after being stable for a decade, and researchers now think these emissions are coming from wetlands around the…read more

Is a Weather Catastrophe Coming?

…unusual weather may be the harbinger ofeven more severe climate change. In part, these changes are believed due to the unexpectedlyrapid rise of carbon dioxide and methane in earth?satmosphere, but…read more

How Kangaroos Can Help

…out how toisolate and transfer kangaroos’ digestive bacteria to otherspecies, such as cows, since kangaroo emissions containalmost none of the dangerous greenhouse gas methane. One ofthe main sources of methaneread more

War in Dreamland!

…around here a lot is catastrophe. Volcanoes explode, global warming causes massive methane emissions and short term extreme heating. Then it all snaps back into another ice age. It’s been…read more

Small Solution to a BIG Problem

Scientists know that in the distant past, huge amounts of methane were somehow released from the ocean floor, which lead to an extreme case of global warming. Could this happen…read more

A Personal Way to Prevent Global Warming

…that cattle farts produce methane, which is a major greenhouse gas. In New Scientist, Daniele Fanelli quotes Karen Batra, of the Colorado National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, as saying, “Methane emissions…read more

Global Warming Methane Catastrophe Likely

…get high enough. In the past, global warming events have climaxed when increasing water temperatures have released hydrates of methane from the sea floor. Methane does not remain in the…read more

Huge Catastrophe in Florida as UN Warns: Worse to Come

…ocean floor may be melting in variousareas, and releasing methane into the atmosphere. Methane isan extremely powerful global warming gas, and, in the past,the release of trapped hydrates has led…read more

Strange Days

…any damage. But to a delicate creature like a bird, maybe not. Methane makes up an appreciable part of the mass of comets, and hydrogen sulfide is present in some…read more

New York Gas Smell May be Linked to Global Warming

…enough, this methane will turn to a gas, rise to the surface, and enter the atmosphere. The methane in the Hudson Canyon is mixed with hydrogen sulfide, which has a…read more

How the Ancients Got High

…oxygen in the Temple room, where air ventilation was weak and the [carbon dioxide and methane] gas release from the soil was strong.” Earlier research on this was done by…read more

Is Mystery Cat Tied to Strange Sound?

…streaking across the sky, which is an alternative explanation, besides deep ocean methane explosions, for the noise, which broke the sound barrier. We don’t know what the boom could have…read more

911 Five Years On: War and Illusions of War

…a lot of time between now and then. The methane outgassing is a self-strengthening process, in the sense that the more methane that enters the atmosphere the hotter it becomes,…read more

Scientists Looking for Global Warming?on Computers

…red. As if carbon dioxide emissions from cars and power plants weren?t bad enough, along the California coast methane?the worst greenhouse gas of all?has started to bubble up from the…read more

Fighting Terrorism on Airplanes

…automatically search for the best place to dig.” Besides causing a food shortage, an attack that killed a large number of cattle would increase global warming, from the methane released…read more

Lies at Kyoto

…of them than they’ve admitted. Under the Kyoto protocol, each government figures out how much carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide they are emitting and proposes steps to reduce this…read more

The Heat is On?What Can We Do About It?

…an extra ton and a half of carbon dioxide-equivalent, in the form of actual carbon dioxide as well as methane and other greenhouse gases compared to a strictly vegetarian diet….read more

Mystery Booms are Back

…There has never been earthquake activity in Buffalo, and NOAA reported that there were no earthquakes in San Diego on April 4. The booms could be caused by methane explosions…read more

Because of the Children…

…atmosphere much faster?in just under a hundred years, as opposed to the thousands that it took then. We are experiencing massive methane outgassing from melting arctic tundra, and methane hydrides…read more

World Weather Chaos

…period that could see the worst weather ever known toman. In recent months, it has been discovered thatgreenhouse gasses carbon dioxide and methane are building upin the atmosphere far more…read more

Global Warming: Trees are Part of the Problem

…part of the problem. Alok Jha writes in The Guardian that according to a new study, living plants may be responsible for up to a third of the methane in…read more

Oil May Not Be a Fossil Fuel

…that there is plenty of methane on Saturn?s moon Titan that is “not biological.” Does this mean that oil?which has always been called a “fossil fuel,” is not biological either,…read more

Booms are Back

…they are not earthquakes, thunder or sonic booms caused by supersonic planes, which are not allowed to fly across the continent. Scientists speculate that the booms come from methane gas…read more

No Gas? Burn Grass!

…and some farmers already use the methane released by livestock waste to power machinery and lights. But converting methane into electricity requires costly equipment?one California dairy farmer spent $280,000 to…read more

Have We Reached the Tipping Point?

…a much different climate. This is poised to happen again. Methane is 20 times as good at holding heat close to the earth as carbon dioxide, and the greatest ‘methaneread more

How to Eat Steaks in Space

Environmentalists say that cattle ranching should become athing of the past, since cows passing gas (methane) are amajor source of global warming and farming cows is also awasteful use of…read more

Mexican Volcano Ready to Blow

…butadding significantly to the overall load of Carbon Dioxideand Methane, increasing middle and longer-term atmosphericheat retention. The intensity of these effects will not be measurable untilafter the eruption. To keep…read more

NASA Says Likely No Life on Mars

One of the most convincing indications of life on Mars isthe presence of methane gas. But a new NASA report says thatMars has an abundance of the mineral olivine, whichdissolves…read more

The True State of the Earth

…cloud is the largest single feature in the atmosphere. The arctic is melting far faster than anyone ever anticipated, and the danger that methane will soon begin outgassing from melting…read more

Severe Hurricane Season Probable

…a directresult of the ongoing global warming process, in whichexcessive carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere keeheat pressed close to the surface of the planet and preventit from radiating…read more

Hydropower Leads to Global Warming

…where it decomposes without oxygen,resulting in a build-up of methane. The methane is releasedinto the atmosphere when water passes through the dam’sturbines. Regular seasonal changes in water depth guaranteea continuous…read more

Master Astrologier Mahala on the Galactic Energy Burst

…opposition to Saturn (by sign) in Cancer, and making a 90 degree angle to the node in Aries. The sign Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and indicates…read more

New Energies for a New Time: Astrological Analysis by Mahala

…opposition to Saturn (by sign) in Cancer, and making a 90 degree angle to the node in Aries. The sign Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and indicates…read more

Extinction?Is It Happening Now?

…out thedinosaurs much later, around 65 million years ago.Additional factors could have been excessive volcanism,sending plumes of smoke and ash into the air, and globalwarming, which may have released methaneread more

Plenty of Fuel on the Ocean Floor

methane hydrates. Whenthey’re brought up to the surface, the ice melts, releasingthe trapped methane. This methane-filled ice can literallybe ignited with a match. The ocean’s stored methane is probably the…read more

Predictions 2005: Year of the Death Wish

…all climate change triggers is running amok in the arctic: fresh water is flooding the northern ocean. In the past, global warming events have always climaxed with a methane release…read more

Why Does NASA Deny There is Life on Mars?

…Formisano says thatmethane and formaldehyde could be signs biological activity,although only a thorough soil analysis can prove it. Themethane on Mars is especially interesting, because the gasis quickly broken down…read more

ESA Says Life Likely on Mars–NASA Says No

…thatmethane, and possibly life, might be found on Mars onDreamland last July. Now he says that there appears to bemore methane on Mars than previously thought, and that it islikely…read more

Mahala’s Back with New Predictions

…and everyone knows about the war in Iraq. Now the north node is in Aries, and the south node Libra. Aries is ruled by mars which will bring fire events…read more

Huygens Hits the Bull’s Eye

…this will prove to be methane inliquid form. If so, then Titan probably has fluid lakes andrivers, and an active atmosphere which is based aroundentirely different elements from those that…read more

More Mystery Booms

…earthquakes or storms. They could be caused by methane explosions on the ocean floor, but many meteorologists think they are the result of cold air meeting up with warm Gulf…read more

Cassini Titan Flyby Stuns Scientists

…primarily of methane, and that the hugecloud that hangs over its south pole during Titan’s australsummer must be liquid methane that has vaporized like waterdoes on earth when the sun…read more

Another Greenhouse Gas

…which reduces an even greater percentage of methaneemissions. Methane is not as common as CO2, but has 23 times moreability to trap heat from the sun. Methane is released intothe…read more

A New World is Coming

methane in the Martian atmosphere, meaning that life processes are going on there right now?it?s just a very eerie and wonderous?and dangerous?time. I feel like we as a species have…read more

It’s Official: Life Likely on Mars

…dioxide. The methane could beproduced by volcanoes but no volcanic activity has beenspotted on Mars so far. This means that since methane hasbeen detected on the planet, some living thing…read more

Pollution Good?

…could return methane (a major cause of globalwarming) to pre-industrial levels. Jacqueline Ali writes in that most methane isproduced naturally, by microbes in wetlands such as marshes,but they are…read more

Wacky Weather Continues Worldwide

…thestratosphere and the troposphere increases. The loweratmosphere, the troposphere, is retaining more and more heatdue to rising levels of methane and carbon dioxide, whilethe stratosphere is getting colder because the…read more

The Methane Mystery

As we’ve written here before, one of the mysteries about global warming events of the past is that huge amounts of the greenhouse gas methane were suddenly released into the…read more

What Will Cars of the Future be Like?

…Bate created an engine which runs on the methane from decomposing livestock droppings, but not all of us have access to cow patties. Cooking oil has also been used?even used…read more

Global Warming?Common or Rare?

Scientists now know that past global warming events were triggered by a gigantic release of methane from the oceans. They want to know where exactly this methane is stored and…read more

Is Oil Forever?

…rapidly rising streams of compressed methane-based gasses hit areas of high temperature, causing the condensation of heavier hydrocarbons, which become crude oil. Other methane-based gases are stored in reservoirs as…read more

Should We Make Mars Another Earth?

…electrified dust devils. 6903,1179587,00.html,Robin McKie writes in The Observer that researchers who want to terraform Mars point to the fact that traces of methane have been found in the Martian…read more

Michael Christopher Carroll – Dangerous Laboratory

…know about it. Then, Linda Howe asks the question, since methane is a byproduct of life, what’s it doing on Mars? NOTE: This show summary, previously published on our old…read more

The Coming Oil Shortage

…or plastics. Hydrogen: Hydrogen accounts for 0.01% of global energy. Hydrogen is currently manufactured from methane gas. It takes more energy to create it than the hydrogen actually provides. It…read more

Our April Fools Page–Revealed!

…?I know from science class that methane is flammable. Do you think that we should warn people to avoid smoking if they detect the odor of lunar methane?? Our reply:…read more

NASA Announces Moon Going Flat

NASA scientists announced yesterday that cracks have opened up in the moon, causing the leakage of millions of tons of methane gas trapped inside. As the process continues, surprised witnesses…read more

Climate Change May Make Us Tiny

We know that during major climate change events,warming ocean waters cause cracks in the ocean floor to open up and release large quantities of methane gas into the air. Methaneread more

How Earth Survived Past Global Warming

…climate change than we knew before.” And what triggers the methane release? Scientists at the University of Wyoming say the ocean methane is released when water temperatures rise. The methaneread more

Crazy Plans for Global Warming

…earthquake could release all the stored carbon at one time, causing an environmental catastrophe. Great quantities of methane released from the ocean floor in the past, for unknown reason, caused…read more

What to Do About Airplane Warming

…cut down that would otherwise absorb carbon dioxide. When wet farming is done?such as with growing rice?methane gases are released. Cattle also release large amounts of methane into the atmosphere….read more

Why Dinosaurs Turned into Birds

…they fly. But I don’t know of any brontosaurus that could fly.” Ward thinks the low oxygen level and greenhouse gas conditions were caused by high levels of methane from…read more

The Harmonic Concordance and November’s Astrological Excitement

…the moons node on top of the Popes Sun. Sometimes this aspect will cause a person to leave this world. Being that the Pope is quite sick it may be…read more

Did Life Come from Space?

…electrical charges in a fog of water, methane and ammonia. When this atmosphere was recreated in the laboratory by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey, they were able to synthesize amino…read more

Mystery of the Naga Fireballs

…from the phosphorus in the earth and water. There is also a high concentration of methane gas in the area, and the combination of the two could cause fireballs. Disintegrating…read more

Climate Change is Coming Fast, but We Can Fix It–Easily!

…of increase is also somewhat larger. Then came the methane. For unknown reasons, it poured into the atmosphere. It’s a short-lived gas, but while it’s around, it plays total hell…read more

Big Bubbles in Bermuda Triangle

…some of the myths.” The bubbles may come from methane gas frozen in the ocean floor. If the floor becomes warmer or develops cracks, the methane gas may be released,…read more

A Vacation in Crime, Part II

…Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was gunned down by a Mexican marijuana smuggler last August. In Missouri’s Mark Twain National Forest, 192 methane labs have been dismantled over the…read more

CA Crop Circles: It’s Not Over Yet

…with local farmers and entomologists, but it seems clear. “There is a second formation which did show node changes?a smaller and simpler one [which showed] both elongated nodes and expulsion…read more

CA Crop Circle Adds to Scientific Mystery, by Leslie Kean

…the formations. Most dramatic were grossly elongated plant nodes (the “knuckles” along the stem) and “expulsion cavities” — holes literally blown open at the nodes — caused by the heating…read more

Gas Tax

In New Zealand, farmers have to pay a “gas tax” based on the flatulence of their farm animals. Scientists say methane emitted by farm animals is responsible for more than…read more

Global Warming Caused by Sea Gas

Scientists have found evidence that during past periods of global warming, methane gas was released from the ocean floor. They found fossils from bacteria that fed only on methane that…read more

Are We Going to War for Oil?

…it must be split from molecules of methane from either fossil fuels or water. The water process creates carbon monoxide as a byproduct, and the steam that?s used is usually…read more

True Origin of Crop Circles Baffles Scientists by Leslie Kean

…the formations. Most dramatic were grossly elongated plant nodes (the knuckles along the stem) and expulsion cavities holes literally blown open at the nodes caused by the heating of internal…read more

Tunguska Explosion Not Caused by Asteroid

…deposits and methane from the coal beds, that had accumulated under a thick cover of basalt, suddenly broke through one day. A moderate earthquake could have initiated the process. Nine…read more

Life Can Survive on Mars

…Earth, we may be able to take them to Mars if we ever try to colonize the planet. Methanogens give off methane as they grow, and Kral says, “Since methaneread more

How Kangaroos Can Help Global Warming

…sheep to see if it will reduce their methane output. Methane from sheep and cows makes up about 15% of Australia?s greenhouse gas production. The stomach is basically a fermentation…read more

Oil Mysteriously Appearing in Dry Wells

…of the Earth. Thomas Gold of Cornell believes oil and gas are the remains of methane left over from the Earth’s origin. Methane is one of the most common minerals…read more

Cow Emissions Warming the World

…found that its natural condensed tannin compounds reduced the methane emissions from ruminant animals by as much as 16%. The role of plants with condensed tannins in lowering methane emissions…read more

Was Venus Once Like Earth?

…dioxide, methane and other emissions. As on Venus, this layer of gasses allows radiation to shine through to Earth, but then blocks its reflection back to space. This insulates the…read more

Mars Life is Possible

…feet below the surface are microscopic organisms called methanogens, which get their energy from hydrogen and produce methane as a byproduct. Scientists agree that if extraterrestrial life does exist elsewhere…read more

Volcano Kills More Than People

…which is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide dissolved in the water, is present at depths as shallow as 160 feet, the major concentrations are much deeper, too far…read more

Greenhouse Gases Lower

…?But it is also due in part to slower growth of methane and carbon dioxide, for reasons that aren?t well understood and need more study.? Although methane is much less…read more

Detecting ET Breath

…as a byproduct. On a planet with a similar geology to Earth, methane levels greater than about 100 parts per million would suggest the presence of life. But methane would…read more

Methane May Be Major Cause of Climate Change

…carbon dioxide, methane is 20 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. In the last 200 years, atmospheric methane has been increasing, along with carbon dioxide. In…read more

A Search for the Chemicals of Alien Life

…to detect only sodium. A new observation effort is being planned to search for more Earth-like chemicals such as methane, water vapor and potassium. This data will help to determine…read more

Chilbolton History and Crop Formations by Lucy Pringle

…in either formation; they were bent at the base. In the `Face` I found a stalk with a blown node. Researchers Charles and Frances Mallett, visited the formation after it…read more

Bermuda Triangle Could be Bubbles (Big Ones)

Bubbles can sink floating objects, which suggests that methane bubbles escaping from methane reserves in the seabed might may be the cause for so many vessels disappearing in the Bermuda…read more

Ancient Prophets High On Gas

…researchers speculate. Water from aspring northwest of the temple contains methane, they report – and, evenmore intriguingly, traces of ethylene.Ethylene, a sweet-smelling gas, stimulates the central nervous system andwas once…read more

Earth Heating Up Much Faster than Expected

…arctic areas start outgassing massive quantities of methane, the heating process could be even faster, possibly much faster. An earlier report issued by the United Nations? scientific body, the International…read more

It Hurts to be Right: Climate Change Special

…to see in, say, 2015.” Behind these headlines, there are some crucial facts that must be recognized. First, melting permafrost is releasing massive quantities of methane, which happened just before…read more

Methane Buildup Predicted in Superstorm Book Confirmed

…worldwide contain vast quantities of methane hydrates and trapped methane gas. Cold temperatures keep them stable, but permafrost melt is already beginning to release methane, and the hotter the arctic…read more

White House Study Says Global Warming is Real

…account for the observed increase? in temperature. It also blames global warming on other greenhouse gases caused by human activity: methane, ozone, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons. Senior Bush advisors John…read more

Cow Patties May Solve Energy Crisis

…mixing dung with bacteria and heating it, producing a gas that is 75% methane that in turn is used to fire electric turbines. The plants are expensive to construct, but…read more

Greenhouse Gases Now Seen From Space

…a significant change over the past 30 years, particularly in methane.? Methane, one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, is emitted from landfill sites and disused mines. A disturbing new…read more