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Rewriting the Textbook on Fossil Fuels

Rewriting the Textbook on Fossil Fuels

Experts say scientific understanding of deep hydrocarbons has been transformed, with new insights gained into the sources of energy that could have catalyzed and nurtured Earth’s earliest forms of life.

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Tiny Bubbles in the Crust Add Up to a Big Reservoir of Abiotic Methane 30 August 2019 Feature

Scientists have detected abiotic methane, which forms from geochemical reactions without any input…

Test of Hydrocarbons’ Origins Can Give Misleading Results from Open Volcanic Systems 15 August 2019 Feature

Hydrocarbons in the crust, such as the oil and natural gas that we tap to meet our energy needs,…

The Seas Are Alive with the Sound of Methane 5 August 2019 Feature

Sonar is a powerful method for peering into the ocean’s depths. By sending out a pulse of sound and…

Methane-Eating Microbes
A New Way to Keep Tabs on Methane-Eating Microbes 23 May 2019 Feature

The amount of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – that escapes into the atmosphere would be far…

Biotic methane bubbles at the La Brea Tar Pits
Rewriting the Textbook on Fossil Fuels 12 April 2019 Feature

Contacts Terry Collins, +1-416-878-8712; tc@tca.tc Katie Pratt, +1-401-536-8813; katie_pratt@uri.…

Methane Metabolism in Archaea is Ancient and Widespread 7 March 2019 Feature

In the oxygen-free parts of lakes, hot springs, and marine environments worldwide, some microbes…

Clumped Isotopologues Reveal Methane’s Origins 14 January 2019 Feature

Understanding the origins of a methane reservoir can reveal a lot about what’s happening in the…

he Science Channel Investigates the “Dark Origins of the Moon” with DCO Scientists and Instrumentation
The Science Channel Investigates the “Dark Origins of the Moon” with DCO Scientists and Instrumentation 30 October 2018 Feature

A recent episode of the Science Channel’s documentary series “Space’s Deepest Secrets” explores the…

Natural Gas Diagrams Get a Makeover 26 October 2018 Feature

Methane in the subsurface can come from three sources: microbes, the high-temperature breakdown of…

Field Report: Investigating the Origins of Carbon Degassing in Romania 22 October 2018 Feature

On 3 September 2018, seven researchers from four countries set off from Cluj-Napoca, Romania for a…

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