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Helium levels in the atmosphere are ballooning

Steam comes out of a cooling tower of a gas-fired power plant in Lingen, Germany.

Natural-gas-fired power plants are contributing to the growing amount of helium in the atmosphere. Credit: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty

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Nature 605, 399 (2022)



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