Methane release ‘looks stronger’

July 4, 2010 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Kathleene Parker for this article from BBC News.
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Scientists have uncovered what appears to be a further dramatic increase in the leakage of methane gas that is seeping from the Arctic seabed

Methane is about 20 times more potent than CO2 in trapping solar heat.

The findings come from measurements of carbon fluxes around the north of Russia, led by Igor Semiletov from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

For full article, visit:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8437703.stm


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