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coal mine in the north fork valley

The US’ hidden methane problem

Unregulated, unnoticed coal mines across the US are leaking a potent greenhouse gas with the same greenhouse effect as 13 million cars — Across the US, a major, uncontrolled leak of a potent greenhouse gas is going unregulated and largely unnoticed. Climate Home News analysis of government data has identified roughly 300 active and 200 …

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boonsboro forest, maryland

Methane uptake from forest soils has ‘fallen by 77% in three decades’

The amount of methane absorbed by forest soils has fallen by an average of 77% in the northern hemisphere over the past 27 years, a new study finds — The research, which analysed soil data taken from more than 300 studies, suggests that the world is currently “overestimating the role that forest soils play in …

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negro river, brazil

Rising Seas Increase Methane Emissions from the Mouths of Rivers

Drowned river deltas exhale large quantities of greenhouse gas, new study finds — Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas, with more than 20 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide. Produced by biological decomposition of organic matter, as well as the same processes that make fossil fuels, methane wafts from many sources, including landfills …

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