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Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expected .
A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British government. The researchers, who conducted the survey using a laser-based device mounted on small fishing boats, believe a careful analysis of leakage from offshore platforms is important for global emissions inventories and for mitigating climate change.
Researchers reverse engineer the 'fireworks of life' .
An interdisciplinary team of Princeton scientists and engineers succeeded in reverse engineering the "fireworks of life," the growth and branching of the microtubules that make up the skeleton of the cell.
A small number of leaky natural gas wells produce large emissions of greenhouse gases .
Princeton researchers have found that, in one of the country's biggest gas-producing regions, most of the methane emissions come from a tiny subset of natural gas wells, a finding with major implications for how to control the problem.
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