Australia has lagged behind the rest of the world in waste processing and Southern Cross University is bringing Australia to the table.
Baseline coal seam gas (CSG) datasets have been established for the Richmond River catchment identifying that there are no methane seeps into the Richmond river.
A new report by the University of Melbourne Energy Institute has found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments.
Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay The Great Barrier Reef, described by David Attenborough as one of the ‘greatest wonders’ on earth, is in grave danger. The latest government ‘report card’ on the reef gives it a... Read More →
Peter Olson, Goonengerry. The icy padlock, on the frozen cage, holding the methane monster, is now broken: the methane monster is a nightmare much worse than global nuclear war. The arctic permafrost is now melting and the frozen Arctic sea... Read More →
Sapoty Brook, Main Arm. Significant ice ages during the last three million years have enabled the build-up of stores of methane clathrates in shallow areas of the Arctic Ocean. These are now thawing.
Sapoty Brook, Main Arm - off the grid. A recent article in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, reports a spike in the number of methane plumes emanating from coastal ocean depths of about 500 metres. This may be the beginning of methane hydrate destabilisation in non-arctic waters.
Sapoty Brook, Tyagarah. Winning the global fight against CO2 emissions slowly is the same as losing. We will be overrun by accumulating and quickening climate and ocean catastrophes.
Lock the Gate has hailed the publication of Australia’s first peer-reviewed research into ‘fugitive’ methane emissions from coal-seam gas mining, saying it backs up similar research in the US.
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. How we delude ourselves with suburban development, rail trails, NBN towers, whale watching, and community gardens.
Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby. US CO2 emissions might be down, but what about methane emissions? After the rate of increase slowed in the 1990s and stopped in the early 2000s, it is again rising rapidly. Is it coincidence that this is when fracking got going on a large scale?