Atmospheric levels of methane, 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at trapping heat, stayed steady for two decades to 2006 on wider fertilizer use to grow rice or a surge in natural gas demand, according to two separate studies in the journal Nature. Farmers work in a padi field at Khokana village, located south of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu July 27, 2011. (more…)
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