Rising methane ‘due to mining and wetlands’

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Methane rise A rise in atmospheric methane emissions after 2006 is likely due to expanding wetlands and an increase in emissions from mining of fossil fuels, say researchers. An international team report their findings today in the journal Nature Geoscience. "We think that the two reasons - fossil fuels and methane from wetlands - are the best explanations given the data," says Australian author Dr Pep Canadell, from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. Methane is a powerful greenhouse......

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