Claim: Wetlands likely to blame for greenhouse gas increases

A surprising recent rise in atmospheric methane likely stems from wetland emissions, suggesting that much more of the potent greenhouse gas will be pumped into the atmosphere as northern wetlands continue to thaw and tropical ones to warm, according to a new international study led by a University of Guelph researcher.

A more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms

While carbon dioxide is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas.

Quantum chaos in ultracold gas discovered

The team of Francesca Ferlaino, Institute for Experimental Physics of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, has experimentally shown chaotic behavior of particles in a quantum gas. "For the first time we have been able to observe quantum chaos in the scattering behavior of ultracold atoms," says an excited Ferlaino.

When will solar close the gap with gas?

It’s just one energy sector watcher weighing in, but Lux Research does have pretty good credentials, so we’ll run with it, leading with their headline: “Solar to Become Competitive with Natural Gas by 2025.”

Report: Scientists wary of shale oil and gas as US energy salvation

After 10 years of production, shale gas in the United States cannot be considered commercially viable, according to several scientists recently presenting at the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver.

Iran hacks US utilities

In an effort to prove that it can be almost as menacing as China, Iran has apparently hacked a bunch of US energy companies. 

Super-hot gas halo surrounds our galaxy

Our Milky Way Galaxy is surrounded by an enormous halo of hot gas hundreds of thousands of light years across, and with as much mass as all the stars in the galaxy.

Some of universe's missing matter found

There's more atomic hydrogen in space than thought - but still not enough to solve the dark matter problem.

How solar, wind can pay to play

Are big solar and wind – like oil and gas – ready to compete to use resources on federal lands?

Coffee-fueled car sets speed record

It sounds like the sort of idea a small child would have: if coffee makes you more energetic, why not put it in the gas tank too?

Shell builds world's biggest floating object

Shell's announced that it's to go ahead with plans to build the world's largest floating object ever, a platform designed to exploit offshore natural gas fields.

US rules out nuclear option against BP oil spill

US officials have ruled out the use of a nuclear blast to halt the seemingly uncontrollable BP oil leak off the Gulf of Mexico.

GreenPeace criticizes iPad's large carbon footprint

GreenPeace has expressed its concern over the iPad's rather potentially large carbon footprint.