We use 2010–2015 observations of atmospheric methane columns from the GOSAT satellite instrument in a global inverse analysis to improve estimates of methane emissions and their trends over the period, as well as the global concentration of tropospheric OH (the hydroxyl radical, methane's main sink) and its trend. Our inversion s

What can we do as temperatures increase and weather changes to bring devastation in different parts of the world?

This study presents the production potential for renewable methane in the Netherlands in 2050. The Netherlands is in the process of developing the domestic energy and gas infrastructure policies necessary to comply with both the recast Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and the country’s Paris Agreement commitments.

Increased oil and natural gas production in the United States has decreased domestic natural gas prices and global oil prices, with major economic and environmental consequences. The resulting greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts have received substantial attention, with most focus on natural gas and relatively little on oil.

Cities of low and middle-income countries face severe challenges in managing the increasing amount of waste produced, especially the organic fraction.

Much of Asia has significant potential to achieve cleaner air and control near-term climate change by integrating short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) into their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). This paper analysed NDCs from Northeast, Southeast ans South Asia to determine which countries are capitalising on that potential.

The Federal Executive Council of Ministers approved in May 2019 Nigeria’s National Action Plan to reduce short-lived climate pollutants.

Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). There is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long-term climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and more extreme weather.

Renewable methane could conceivably displace natural gas for use in existing vehicle fleets, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as emissions of air pollutants like NOx. It is important that policy makers assess the realistic potential for renewable methane.

If individual cows that produce less methane could be bred with each other, it could bring down emissions, researchers say. Photograph: Alamy

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