View Full Version : First Global Map of Methane Emissions

2005-Sep-10, 06:04 PM
SUMMARY: The European Space Agency's Envisat has completed a map of global methane emissions, and not surprisingly, areas of dense population show the highest levels of this greenhouse gas. What is a surprise, however, is that there are higher emissions than anticipated over tropical areas of the planet. This could be because of burning, termites, animals, or just increased decomposition of plants. Methane gas traps 21 times more heat per molecule than carbon dioxide, so it's important to locate these sources and limit them.

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