New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions

Claire, a microsatellite, was monitoring a mud volcano in Central Asia when a mysterious plume appeared in its peripheral see. The fifteen-kilogram spacecraft had noticed a enormous leak of methane—a impressive climate pollutant—erupting from an oil and gas facility in western Turkmenistan. The sighting in January 2019 sooner or later spurred the operator to repair its machines, plugging 1 of the world’s greatest claimed methane leaks to date.

Canadian startup GHGSat released Claire 4 years ago to start off monitoring greenhouse gas emissions. Now the company is prepared to send its 2nd satellite into orbit. On 20 June, the upcoming-generation Read More

The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Curbing China's CO2 Emissions

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The coronavirus outbreak has despatched the global economy reeling as enterprises shutter and billions of people today hunker down. Air vacation, auto traffic, and industrial production have quickly declined in new weeks, with a great deal of the earth frozen in place right until the virus—which has killed more than 39,000 people today globally—can be properly contained. One consequence of the crisis may be a sizable, if Read More