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  • n  a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

  • It's hard to find a filling station in space, but it's easy to find methane, abundant on many planets and moons.
  • The country's livestock produces enormous amounts of heat-trapping methane.
  • This via Bruce Sterling: an experimental rocket engine that runs on methane instead of oxygenhydrogen or solid fuel.
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  • F Sherwood Rowland in CNET
    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.
  • Don Blankenship in CNN
    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...
  • Stephen Schneider in FOXNews
    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."

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