Today on Planet 100: Arctic Methane Leak (Video)
According to a new study published in Science Magazine, methane, a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, may be seeping out of the Arctic Ocean at unprecedented—and alarming—rates.The research—conducted by scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks—shows that permafrost beneath the East Siberian Arctic Shelf has been perforated and is releasing methane into the atmosphere.
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