Cut methane in climate fight

The European Union and the United States yesterday called on more nations to join a pledge to slash methane gas emissions and cut warming by at least 0.2 degrees Celsius by 2050. The initiative — unveiled by President Joe Biden on Friday — means countries would commit to a collective goal of reducing emissions of […]

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

File photo: US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in honor of labor unions in the East Room at the White House in Washington, US, September 8, 2021 Reuters UK Prime Minister Johnson pledges to be among the first signatories of the Global Methane Pledge US President Joe Biden urged world leaders on Friday to join […]

US, EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane -documents

Calgren's renewable fuels facility that cleans dairy methane into natural gas is shown in Pixley, California, US, October 2, 2019. Picture taken October 2, 2019. Photo :Reuters

The greenhouse gas methane, the biggest cause of climate change after carbon dioxide (CO2), is facing more scrutiny as governments seek solutions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, a goal of the Paris climate agreement Reuters 14 September, 2021, 09:55 am Last modified: 14 September, 2021, 10:00 am Calgren’s renewable fuels facility that cleans dairy methane into natural […]

US, EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane

US, EU pursuing global deal to slash planet-warming methane

Photo shows Calgren’s renewable fuel facility which cleans dairy methane into natural gas in Pixley, California, US, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Reuters United States and the EU will make a joint pledge to reduce human-caused methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 The United States and the European Union have agreed to aim to […]

A smarter way to deal with methane leakage

A smarter way to deal with methane leakage

Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:00 AM The site of the Moghbazar explosion on June 28. It was determined that a methane gas leak from the gas pipeline and sewerage line inside the building caused the explosion. Photo: Anisur Rahman “> The site of the Moghbazar explosion on June 28. It was determined that a methane […]

ED: Cutting down the methane

Matuail Landfill emits about four tons of methane gas into the atmosphere every single hour One of the major drivers of climate change in the world is methane, the impact of which is 80 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, and it is worrisome that Bangladesh has serious sources of methane emission across the […]

Methane emission worrying Bangladesh

Methane emission worrying Bangladesh

Sanitation workers handle garbage at Matuail landfill, a 100-acre area that serves as the disposal site for solid waste from areas under Dhaka South City Corporation Mahmud Hossain Opu The government will test methane emissions from 6 sources, following a recent report that revealed Matuail landfill emits four tons of methane into the atmosphere every […]

Dhaka landfill emits 4 tons of methane per hour

Dhaka landfill emits 4 tons of methane per hour

Located about 8km away from Dhaka’s Gulistan, the Matuail landfill is a 100-acre area that serves as the disposal site for solid waste from areas under DSCC Mahmud Hossain Opu The amount equals the emission of 190,000 passenger cars Dhaka’s Matuail landfill emits four tons of methane – a gas that raises atmospheric temperature 80 […]

Halting the vast release of methane is critical for climate, UN says

A cattle feedlot in Tulia, Texas, Sept 1, 2020. Methane from livestock is expected to make up a growing share of future methane emissions, unless there are technological breakthroughs, or the world’s top meat consumers change their diet. The New York Times

The global methane assessment, compiled by an international team of scientists, reflects a growing recognition that the world needs to start reining in planet-warming emissions more rapidly, and that abating methane, a particularly potent greenhouse gas, will be critical in the short term. It follows new data that showed that both carbon dioxide and methane […]

Huge plumes of methane spotted over Bangladesh

Analysing satellite images, Paris-based company Kayrros SAS has detected huge plumes of methane gas over Bangladesh, reports the Bloomberg. Citing 12 highest rates of methane emission over Bangladesh this year, the report published on Thursday said, “One of the countries vulnerable to climate change has also been revealed as a major contributor of methane.” For […]