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US-Russia cooperation on an Arctic methane agreement could improve relations — and slow climate change

US-Russia cooperation on an Arctic methane agreement could improve relations — and slow climate...

With relations between the United States and Russia at one of their lowest points in many years, the summit between Presidents Joe Biden and...
US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates, microgrids and nuclear

US Energy Department reopens Arctic office with focus on methane hydrates, microgrids and nuclear

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it would reopen its Arctic Energy Office, located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The office will collaborate...
Can we harness the Arctic’s methane for energy?

Can we harness the Arctic’s methane for energy?

When I first saw Lake Kivu in Rwanda, I was struck not just by its dazzling beauty but also by how little activity there...
Recent carbon, not ancient methane ‘time bombs,’ are this century’s big Arctic emissions threat

Recent carbon, not ancient methane ‘time bombs,’ are this century’s big Arctic emissions threat

The Arctic is predicted to warm faster than anywhere else in the world this century, perhaps by as much as 7 degrees Celsius. These...
Methane emissions from North Slope oil fields are larger than previously believed — but minor compared to flux from warming soils

Methane emissions from North Slope oil fields are larger than previously believed — but...

A study of fugitive methane produced by oil operations on Alaska’s North Slope provides a combination of bad news and good news. The bad: The...
Spring rains boost permafrost methane emissions, study finds

Spring rains boost permafrost methane emissions, study finds

In the far north, spring rains may be bringing something more ominous than flowers. When those spring rains fall on permafrost bogs, they trigger an...
Strong methane emissions in Canada’s Arctic linked to sub-permafrost methane banks

Strong methane emissions in Canada’s Arctic linked to sub-permafrost methane banks

As the Arctic faces the loss of vast areas of permafrost due to higher temperatures, a key question facing scientists is how much methane — a highly...
Reindeer herders on Yamal tundra witness likely methane explosion

Reindeer herders on Yamal tundra witness likely methane explosion

Reindeer herders in the area of Seyakh, a village on the eastern coast of the Yamal Peninsula in the morning of June 28 reported...
Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists uncover an ancient Arctic methane explosion

Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists uncover an ancient Arctic methane explosion

Nearly 12,000 years ago, a sudden burst of methane surged from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, leaving an array of gigantic craters in...
Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic

Scientists just found telltale evidence of an ancient methane explosion in the Arctic

More than 100 million years ago, a sudden period of global warming - possibly brought on by a series of volcanic eruptions - released...