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Methane uncovered

Methane emissions from natural gas reservoirs have long been largely overlooked. The discovery of abundant geological gas seeps in areas of cryosphere degradation highlights the relevance of these emissions to the greenhouse gas budget.

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Figure 1: Earth degassing versus modern natural methane sources9.


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Etiope, G. Methane uncovered. Nature Geosci 5, 373–374 (2012).

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