NASA Finds "Super Emitters" After Flying Gas Detectors Above California

Obama Administration Authorizes EPA To Tighten Regulation Of Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA —A number of places in California are responsible for the vast majority of methane emissions in the state.

NASA flew a plane carrying gas-imaging equipment above the state for three years and found that ten percent of the places releasing methane are responsible for over half of California's total emissions.

The report published in "Nature" says that landfills give off more methane than any other source in the state.

According to the report, “Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an important heat-trapping (greenhouse) gas, which is released through human activities such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels, as well as natural processes such as respiration and volcanic eruptions.”

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