Science explodes at African lake

Publication: msnbc.com   Date: June 28, 2011   View Article

The depths of Africa’s Lake Kivu harbor untold quantities of carbon dioxide and methane gases that could provide abundant electricity to millions of Rwandans and Congolese settling along its shores. But those gases could suddenly release, killing everything in and around the lake.

“Understanding whether you can find scenarios that would lead to something like that, a catastrophic release of gas, is of course important,” Anthony Vodacek, a remote sensing scientist at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, told me on Monday.

Related Posts

Warming World Drives Hurricane Forming Winds, Study Says

Will fences save Africa’s lion king?

Chimp Gangs Kill to Expand Territory

Where Did Dogs Become Our “Best Friends”?

More Rhinos Hacked Apart as Horn Demand Spikes

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach