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Methane is a hydrocarbon that is a primary component of natural gas.(Representative Photo/AP)

Worried about CO2 warming up Earth? This invisible gas traps 80 times more heat

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 12:13 PM IST
The recently-released IPCC report said that consuming fossil fuels has combined with agriculture to push methane and nitrous oxide to records for at least the last 800,000 years. These greenhouse gases have elevated the global average temperature by about 1.1 degrees Celsius.
Nasa Curiosity rover’s repeated detections of methane right above the surface of Gale Crater has captivated scientists and nonscientists alike.(Nasa/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Nasa Curiosity rover’s repeated detections of methane right above the surface of Gale Crater has captivated scientists and nonscientists alike.(Nasa/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Scientists closer to solving methane mystery on Mars, says Nasa

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 06:40 PM IST
  • The mystery of methane gas intensified after ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter sent by the European Space Agency failed to detect any methane higher in the Martian atmosphere.
The methane leak in South Africa are the latest in a series of leaks that have been spotted in countries including Canada and Bangladesh.(AP / Representational Image)
The methane leak in South Africa are the latest in a series of leaks that have been spotted in countries including Canada and Bangladesh.(AP / Representational Image)

Large methane leak detected over South Africa coal mining region

Bloomberg | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The methane cloud was spotted about 125 kilometres east of Johannesburg, South Africa, in an area where Sasol Ltd. has several coal mines as well as chemical and fuel operations.
Representational: Methane concentrations in Bangladesh likely originate from a combination of sources including paddy fields, landfills, leaky natural gas pipelines and coal stockpiles, according to Kayrros. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
Representational: Methane concentrations in Bangladesh likely originate from a combination of sources including paddy fields, landfills, leaky natural gas pipelines and coal stockpiles, according to Kayrros. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

Mysterious plumes of methane gas appear over Bangladesh

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 12:03 PM IST
The emissions over Bangladesh are drawing attention. Its low elevation and high population density make it particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events and rising oceans.
FILE - The Jan. 10, 2009 file photo shows a flock of geese flying past a smokestack at the Jeffery Energy Center coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan. A new study says the amount of global warming already baked into the air because of past carbon pollution is enough to blow past internationally agreed upon climate limits. A study on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 takes a different look at what's called committed warming that comes from heat-trapping gases staying in the atmosphere for more than a century. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)(AP)
FILE - The Jan. 10, 2009 file photo shows a flock of geese flying past a smokestack at the Jeffery Energy Center coal power plant near Emmitt, Kan. A new study says the amount of global warming already baked into the air because of past carbon pollution is enough to blow past internationally agreed upon climate limits. A study on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 takes a different look at what's called committed warming that comes from heat-trapping gases staying in the atmosphere for more than a century. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)(AP)

Global methane emissions equaled Europe’s carbon footprint in 2020

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Methane leaks from oil and gas operations fell 10% from 2019 as production dropped.
Over 24 lakh metric tonnes of garbage has accumulated at the main dump site on the Tejpur Road in Ludhiana and fire incidents are common at the site.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Over 24 lakh metric tonnes of garbage has accumulated at the main dump site on the Tejpur Road in Ludhiana and fire incidents are common at the site.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Solid waste management: PPCB asks firm for 9 lakh bank guarantee

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 10:32 PM IST
Earlier in June, an inquiry was initiated by the PPCB after regular fire incidents were reported at the main dump site of the MC resulting in pollution
The Vasai civic fire brigade retrieved the bodies of the victims at around 1.30am on Friday.(HT FILE)
The Vasai civic fire brigade retrieved the bodies of the victims at around 1.30am on Friday.(HT FILE)

3 sewage workers die in septic tank of building near Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Ram Parmar, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Police say men inhaled toxic methane gas, they weren’t given safety equipment; builder, supervisor among 8 booked
Locals, firefighters try to douse the fire at the Adharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan on Friday afternoon.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Locals, firefighters try to douse the fire at the Adharwadi dumping ground in Kalyan on Friday afternoon.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Kalyan dump yard fire blazes for 6 hours

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar, Kalyan
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 12:29 AM IST
Firemen will continue to spray water throughout the night at Adharwadi dumping ground to prevent fire from sparking again
(Left) Nikhil Mehta, executive director of Club Emerald and Jashwant Mehta, the chairman of the club, near the biogas plant at Swastik Park, Chembur on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
(Left) Nikhil Mehta, executive director of Club Emerald and Jashwant Mehta, the chairman of the club, near the biogas plant at Swastik Park, Chembur on Saturday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Digest this! 30 tonnes of food waste turns into cooking gas in Chembur, Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 12:04 AM IST
Located in Swastik Park, the club, in collaboration with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre set up a biogas plant in March and began using it from July
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