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Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought

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A shale gas drilling rig, against the obligatory stock photo sunset. | Shutterstock The mysterious recent spike in methane emissions? It just might be US fracking. As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical...

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