Floods and farms fuel jump in methane emissions - researchers



BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A sharp increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the Earth's atmosphere since 2007 is the result of higher emissions from biological sources such as rice paddies, cattle and swamps rather than fossil fuels, researchers said on Tuesday.
Methane traps heat, contributing to global warming. In 2014 the growth rate of methane in the atmosphere was double that of previous years, with emissions rising particularly in the tropics, said a study led by UK-based Royal Holloway, University of London.
“Our results go against conventional thinking that the... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 34
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