On the other hand, leaks of methane from natural gas wells could be pushing the U.S. over the Kyoto target for that gas.
methane could be produced by microbes on Mars, too, if they exist in enough numbers.
Between agriculture, landfills, and energy excavation, we now emit hundreds of millions more tons of methane into the atmosphere.
Soot, methane, ozone, and HFCs are a lot less sexy than flying to Rio and making bold promises.
It's expensive and difficult to extract (until Tuesday, no one had managed the feat), and it's methane, a major warming gas.
The preparation and properties of methane and acetylene have been discussed in a previous chapter.
It could insinuate itself into places where neither the methane nor the ammonia could get.
The methane series is the most extensive, all of the compounds up to C24H50 being known.
Only two of them, methane and acetylene, will be discussed here.
The explosion of methane stirs up the dust, which then explodes.
methane meth·ane (měth'ān')
An odorless, colorless, flammable gas that is the major constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and as an important source of hydrogen. Also called marsh gas.
A colorless, odorless, flammable gas that is the simplest hydrocarbon. It is the major constituent of natural gas and is released during the decomposition of plant or other organic compounds, as in marshes and coal mines. Methane is the first member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: CH4.