Research: Methane gas underestimated in climate change

Ames Tribune: The amount of methane gas naturally released from lakes and rivers has been underestimated in scientists' predictions about climate change, a recent study finds. An international team of scientists, which includes John Downing, an Iowa State University professor in the ecology, evolution and organismal biology department, has found greenhouse gas uptake by land environments such as forests is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas. Methane is considered......

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