methane methane  /ˈmɛ ˌθeɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

Usage(s):

  1. It's hard to find a filling station in space, but it's easy to find methane, abundant on many planets and moons.
  2. The country's livestock produces enormous amounts of heat-trapping methane.
  3. This via Bruce Sterling: an experimental rocket engine that runs on methane instead of oxygenhydrogen or solid fuel.

News

  1. Lillington hog farmer works to lessen the environmental harm

    Not long after Tom Butler got into the business, the impacts of the lagoons on water and air quality became more widely known, and he started seeking ways to lessen them. Since then, he has used a mix of grants, incentives and his own money to cover his lagoons, lessening their environmental impact and using the methane created by the waste to generate electricity.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

  2. Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: Arctic Carbon Bomb, California Cleaning, and More!

    NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen polar...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Research and Markets: Unconventional Gas (Gas Shales and Coal Bed Methane) 2013-2020 - Global/North America Market ...

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pvdm8n/unconventional) has announced the addition of the "Unconventional Gas (Gas Shales and Coal Bed Methane) - Global Market Analysis, Industry Developments, Investment Scenario and Forecasts to 2020" report to their offering. Unconventional Gas (Gas Shales and Coal Bed Methane) - Global Market Analysis ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire

Quotes

  1. "The July 15, 2004 report is very important," said Massey CEO Don Blankenship in Tuesday's statement. "MSHA recognized in 2004 that more airflow was necessary to address methane outbursts, should they occur. However, in 2009 and 2010, MSHA...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Don Blankenship Source: CNN

  2. Stanford University environmental scientist Stephen Schneider cautioned that the recent increase is new and that "it is pretty hard to be very confident of any trend or big story yet on methane."
    on Oct 25, 2008 By: Stephen Schneider Source: FOXNews

  3. "If one really tightens emissions, the amount of methane in the atmosphere 10 years from now could be less than it is today," Sherwood Rowland, a professor at UC Irvine, said in a statement Monday.
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: F Sherwood Rowland Source: CNET News.com

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