Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Methane

One gas stove can expose you to more pollution than an entire highway of vehicles

Here is some perspective on how gas stoves can contribute to indoor air pollution, and whether you should consider shifting away from gas.

‘Fluffy’ crab from Australia that wears sea sponge like a hat named after Darwin’s ship

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

China’s coal expansion plans threaten to emit 6 million tons of methane a year

According to a Global Energy Monitor report, China has plans for 169 new and expanded coal projects. Methane has 84 times the warming power of CO2 during first 20 yrs in the atmosphere.

Methane is a big climate problem that Bitcoin can help solve

Crusoe, a startup, has built mobile data centers that are placed onto oilfield sites where flaring takes place. It is able to use the excess gas in a process it calls digital flare mitigation.

What is the ‘Global Methane Pledge’ that 103 countries signed at COP26

Pledge to cut methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 was signed at COP26. Methane is the second biggest contributor to global warming. India didn't sign the pledge.

The quickest way to mitigate global warming? Scientists say to reduce methane before CO2

Although less abundant, Methane contains more than 80 times the global warming potential of CO2 over a 20-year period.

Gene-editing experiment conducted in space for first time, paves way for crucial research

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

‘Very interested’ in strong US-India energy partnership, says US Energy Secretary Granholm

Jennifer M Granholm expressed her interest in partnering with India through technologies that eliminate and reduce methane from natural gas pipelines, production, and combustion.

This startup reduced time taken to compost food from 2 years to 24 hours

Conventional methods can often take between six and 24 months to produce compost that’s ready to grow plants.

Feeding cows seaweed daily can sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

There are roughly 1 billion cattle around the world, so reducing enteric methane is an effective way to cut overall emissions.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.