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New research in the journal Nature found that for each degree that the Earth's temperature rises, the amount of methane entering the atmosphere from microorganisms dwelling in freshwater wetlands -- a primary source of the gas -- will increase several times. The researchers analyzed nearly 1,600 measurements of temperature and methane emissions from 127 freshwater ecosystems across the globe (above), including lakes, swamps, marshes and rice paddies. The size of each point corresponds with the average rate of methane emissions in milligrams per square meter, per day, during the course of the study. The smallest points indicate less than one milligram per square meter, while the largest-sized point represents more than three milligrams. Credit: Image courtesy of Cristian Gudasz.

Emissions of Methane, a More Potent Greenhouse Gas Than CO2, Will Leap as Earth Warms

As carbon dioxide is generally regarded as the main cause of greenhouse gases, you may not know that methane could be nearly 30 times more powerful as a heat-trapping gas. The latest research result released by the journal¬†Nature¬†shows that with the rising temperature of Earth by each degree, the amount […]

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