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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: What's That Smell? Reply with quote

Emissions of key greenhouse gas stabilise

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10643-emissions-of-key-greenhouse-gas-stabilise.html

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Levels of the second most important greenhouse gas in the Earth's atmosphere have levelled off, report atmospheric chemists.

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The bulk of methane emissions come from rice paddies, landfills, natural gas and oil systems, and cattle, who burp out the gas as result of the fermentation that takes place in their digestive systems. Although less of it is emitted into the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, it is a more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide: one tonne of methane has the same warming effect as 21 tonnes of CO2.
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