Environmental aspects of using/ burning methane and releasing

Day 2
The Plot Thickens
In your research, your team needs to determine if there will be any negative affects
associated with this new energy source. Your team needs to consider the down side to
using this type of fuel and include this in your final report to the Island nation's
leadership. They are relying on you to discover any problems that could arise before they
put large amounts of money into this project.
What negative affects could the mining and use of methane hydrates have on
the biomes in and around the Island?
What problems could be caused by the accidental release of large amount of
methane hydrates?
Could there be a relationship between the release of methane bubbles and the
Bermuda Triangle? If so, how could this be a problem for the Island nation?
Is methane burning considered environmental friendly compared to the
burning of oil? Explain.
Bermuda triangle relationship to methane hydrates
Climate effects of methane hydrates http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~philliphill/
More on Climate and affects of the use of gas hydrates
Gas Hydrates http://www.u.arizona.edu/~mcdoniel/methanehydratesreport.html
Article on methane
hydrates: http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arch/11_9_96/bob1.htm
Facts on methane gas: http://www.peoplesgas.com/PGgasfacts.html