Satellites reveal major methane gas leaks.

Satellites reveal major methane gas leaks.

Satellite technology is enabling researchers to track methane emissions much better. Early results show leaky oil and gas industry infrastructure is responsible for far more of the methane in the atmosphere than previously thought. Last fall, European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline spewing out 93 tons an hour, comparable to 15,000 cars.

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