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The world’s reservoirs are ageing — and belching out more methane

General view of the Bratsk reservoir on an overcast day.

The Bratsk reservoir in Russia, one of the world’s largest, was dammed in 1964. Greenhouse-gas emissions from reservoirs of that era have shifted away from carbon dioxide and towards methane. Credit: Shutterstock

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Nature 609, 444 (2022)



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