Wildcatters hunt for gas leaks and hope for riches
Two Cessna planes will start making passes over 33,000 oil and gas wells in southeast New Mexico later this month. It's part of a new business plan, and its creators hope to strike it rich by revealing invisible plumes of methane.
Say what? CO2 raises risk of space collisions
Two satellites orbiting at speeds of almost 17,000 mph collided in 2009 over Siberia. Those kinds of space crashes could happen more frequently as humans release more carbon dioxide.
A huge freezer, ice cores and ancient grasshopper legs
DENVER — One of the coolest places when it comes to climate change is the Ice Core Facility, a large warehouse here funded by the National Science Foundation. It contains 11 miles of ice cores, from holes drilled into glaciers around the world.
More satellites to join 'Claire' in detecting methane leaks
A Montreal-based company that has pioneered the use of a small privately owned satellite to spot methane leaks plans to launch more of the microwave-sized greenhouse gas detectors into space.
Rice, a crop with high emissions, is threatened by warming
The future for growing rice doesn't look good. It's the world's largest food crop, feeding an estimated 3.5 billion people every day. But the impacts of climate change threaten to sap it of needed water as the risk of drought grows in coming decades.