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How wetlands and agriculture, not fossil fuels, could be causing a global rise in methane

Research published in the American Geophysical Union’s journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles shows that recent rises in levels of methane in our atmosphere is being driven by biological sources, such as swamp gas, cow burps, or rice fields, rather than fossil fuel emissions. Atmospheric methane is a major greenhouse gas that traps heat in our atmosphere, contributing to global warming. Its levels have …

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Russia Warming Over Two Times Faster Than Rest of Planet

Country’s environment ministry issues climate change warning in annual report Russia is warming at 2.5 times the global average and faces a dramatic rise in related threats—from floods to fires—the country’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection revealed Friday in its annual report. “Growth of average temperatures in Russia in 1976-2014 was 0.42 degrees Celsius in 10 years, which is …

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Dahr Jamail – GOP Candidates Receive Failing Grades on Climate as 2015 Smashes Global Temperature Records

The recently concluded COP21 climate conference in Paris was hailed by much of the mainstream media as a success. Nevertheless, the reality of what the talks produced immediately came under fire from critics, as well as from many people who were directly involved in the talks. The crux of those criticisms is this: The countries’ pledges to cut greenhouse gas …