Friday, February 14, 2014

Good and bad news in new study on methane gas levels

Science Magazine graphic published in The Washington Post on Feb 14 2014 

The bad news about methane in a new study published in the journal, Science, is that the nation's natural gas system is leaking at a rate large enough to negate the value of converting buses and trucks from diesel to natural gas.

The good news is that, even with the current leaks, burning natural gas instead of coal is producing less heat-trapping gas and will slow the rate of climate change over 100 years.

The Washington Post reports the findings today in: Levels of global-warming gas methane exceed government estimates, new study contends

Related environmental news:
Fuel Fix: Methane emissions higher than federal estimates, study
Methane Leaks and Natural Gas Benefits | The Energy Collective
3 Questions: On the climate impact of 'leaky methane' | ScienceBlog
Methane levels rising as funding cuts threaten monitoring network 

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