Methane Current Affairs, GK & News

Methane Alert and Response System

The Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) was launched at the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. What is Methane Alert and Response System (MARS)? The Methane Alert and Response System (MARS) is a satellite-based system that enables governments to detect methane ..

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Study: 2021 was Earth’s fifth-hottest year

Recently a report was made public by Copernicus Climate Change Service, which is a European Union programme. The report found that, 2021 was the fifth-hottest year on the Earth. Key Findings of the report As per report, last seven years have been the warmest on record. 2021 was ranked fifth among those 12-month spans because ..

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What is the Global Methane Pledge?

The Global Methane Pledge was launched on November 2, 2021 at the ongoing UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Highlights As of now, more than 90 countries have signed this pledge. Global Methane Pledge is an effort led by the United States and the European Union, jointly. This pledge is significant because Methane is the second-most abundant ..

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India’s First Private LNG Facility plant inaugurated at Nagpur

Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, inaugurated India’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility plant at Nagpur. Highlights While inaugurating the plant, Minister emphasized on importance of alternate biofuels and diversification of agriculture towards energy & power sector. Ministry have also designed a policy that encourages development of imports substitute, cost-effective, pollution-free and ..

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Global Methane Assessment launched by UNEP and CCAC

The United Nations recently launched the Global Methane Assessment. It was released by Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme. The Climate Clean Air Coalition is a global partnership of governments and non-state partners. The report says that human caused methane emissions can be reduced by 45% in 2020-30. These ..

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SpaceX successfully lands its Starship rocket

The SpaceX of Elon Musk recently launched SN15. Earlier the initial attempts made to launch the rocket ended in explosions in mid air. Why are SpaceX rockets exploding? There have been several situations of SpaceX rocket explosions in the past. This is mainly due to the methane-based propellant used by SpaceX. The first two prototypes ..

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