The world's top content in one simple feed - Submit
China has, for the first time, extracted gas from an ice-like substance under the South China Sea considered key to future global energy supply; Chinese authorities have described the success as a major breakthrough; methane hydrates - also called "flammable ice" - hold vast reserves of natural gas; many countries, including the US and Japan, are working on how to tap those reserves, but mining and extracting are extremely difficult via @TBWH91