By Eric Sorensen, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Jean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a Web search for “North Dakota,” “night sky” and “flaring,” and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster bigger than Minneapolis. It’s from oil and gas fields burning off methane, producing as much greenhouse gas in a year as 1 […]
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries that could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say the world’s reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, or 1.3 percent of all greenhouse gases produced by humans.
By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University researchers has found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems in cities and towns throughout the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years with significant variation by region.
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Like most regions of the country, the area where I live suffered through colder than average temperatures in mid-November. If you pay your heating bill month by month, you are now facing the sticker shock that results from those bitter […]
This photo shows the methane blankets, accentuated in bright green, extending from the Earth’s poles. Of all greenhouse gases, methane seems the most innocuous — yet it traps 23 times more heat in the atmosphere than does CO2. Atmospheric levels of methane have increased more than 150 percent since 1750 — and could double again […]
Going from “rot to watt,” or turning farm waste into electricity, is the goal of a Washington State University (WSU) project that has just received a $100,000 boost from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology). WSU will use the money to finish building a portable anaerobic digester that turns farm waste, manure and household garbage […]