Thursday, June 4, 2015

The mammoth methane mystery in the U.S. Southwest

A team of scientists scrambles to better understand a gigantic cloud of methane looming over the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest. This single cloud is believed to comprise nearly 10 percent of all methane emissions derived from natural gas in the United States. But its origins remain a mystery

That's the teaser to the recent PBS NEWSHOUR program that poses the question: 

Why is there a huge methane hotspot in the American Southwest?

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