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Man-made fossil methane emission levels larger than previously believed


August 24, 2017

A team of researchers led by Vasilii Petrenko, an assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Rochester, spent seven weeks in Antarctica collecting and studying 2,000-pound samples of glacial ice cores that date back nearly 12,000 years. The ancient air trapped within the ice revealed surprising new data about methane that may help inform today's policymakers as they consider ways to reduce global warming. Full Story

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