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Study: Arctic Seabed Methane Stores Destabilizing, Venting
March 4, 2010
A section of the Arctic Ocean seafloor that holds vast stores of frozen methane is showing signs of instability and widespread venting of the powerful greenhouse gas, according to the findings of an international research team led by University of Alaska, Fairbanks, scientists Natalia Shakhova and Igor Semiletov.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
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