Tag: greenhouse gas

  • NASA scientists track climate-changing methane leaks from the air | Miles O'Brien Productions

    NASA scientists track climate-changing methane leaks from the air

    Miles reports from the atmosphere above Southern California, where NASA engineers leverage state-of-the-art technology to measure methane. Released through oil and gas production, livestock emissions, and organic waste, methane is about 85 times more potent at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. California wants to identify specific methane leaks so it can plug them. Originally aired…

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  • The Blessing and Curse of Methane – Hash it Out | Miles O'Brien Productions

    The Blessing and Curse of Methane – Hash it Out

    Methane is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde kind of gas: on one hand, it is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. On the other, if it leaks, methane itself is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. In this special Hash It Out episode, Brian and Fedor go from 18th century Italian methane guns…

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  • Searching for Methane, the Other Greenhouse Gas – with Robert Green of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Searching for Methane, the Other Greenhouse Gas – with Robert Green of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

     Methane is a much more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. It is more short lived than CO2 (about a decade as opposed to a century) but it is 85 times more effective at warming. Rob Green is a world renowned expert in spectroscopy, which is a great way to find methane on…

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