Why Are These Alaska Lakes Releasing Methane Bubbles? Videos

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Why Are These Alaska Lakes Releasing Methane Bubbles?

As the atmosphere warms up, carbon dioxide isn’t the only greenhouse gas we need to worry about. Methane is bubbling up from permafrost thawing beneath Alaska’s lakes, and it’s a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. To estimate how much methane is being released into our atmosphere, scientists combine on-the-ground measurements and satellite data.

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