Methane Bubbling out from Hundreds of vents in US East Coast

August 26, 2014 5:24 PM

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Scientists have discovered that methane gas is bubbling out from about 600 vents on the Atlantic Ocean sea-floor near the East Coast of the United States. The discovery of the gas bubbling out was reported in the August 24 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience.

Methane is one of the most hazardous gases as it can cause massive increase in temperature of our planet. Methane has more effect on climate change than carbon dioxide has in a period of 100 years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Methane’s effect is 20 times more extreme than that ...

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