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Study Rules Out Ancient Bursts of Seafloor Methane Emissions


April 23, 2009

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Measurements made from the largest Greenland ice sample ever analyzed have confirmed that an unusual rise in atmospheric methane levels about 12,000 years ago was not the result of a catastrophic release of seafloor "hydrate deposits," as some scientists had feared. The findings will be published Friday in the journal Science. Full Story

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