Sharing Saturday Seven

It’s another week and another Sharing Saturday.  Today I will be sharing an informative part of an article on methane that I wrote.  It’s not what I normally share but research articles can be just as interesting as stories.  Without further ado….

Methane or CH4 is one of the most plentiful organic compounds in the world.  Made of one carbon molecule and four hydrogen molecules, methane is odorless, colorless, and tasteless.  It’s a natural substance that is produced over time through biological routes, technological processes, and other synthetic means.  Once methane is released into the atmosphere it will last for nine to fifteen years before breaking down completely.

Methane is a potent gas that is released all over the world, from coal mines, sewage treatment plants, landfills, and even natural habitats such as swamps, rivers and volcanoes. About  0.00017% of the atmosphere is made up of methane gas.