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We Need to Start Dealing With This Hidden Source of Carbon Pollution

When it comes to planet-warming gases we need to worry about, carbon dioxide is at the top of the list. But the runner-up in the climate hall of infamy—methane—is turning out to be a bigger problem than we realized. A study published in Nature today estimates that global methane emissions from the oil and gas industries could be as much as 60 percent higher than previously reported.
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