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UCI Studies Find Different Reasons for Global Methane Riddle


August 10, 2011

researchers sample ice at the South Pole Two new University of California, Irvine, papers reach markedly different conclusions about why methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, unexpectedly leveled off near the end of the 20th century. They appear today in the journal Nature. Full Story

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