Methane Mayhem: Unveiling the Hidden Culprits Behind U.S. Greenhouse Gas Surges

Methane, significantly more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas, is a major contributor to global warming. A new study using satellite data and atmospheric models reveals that methane emissions in the U.S. during 2019 were higher than EPA’s estimates, particularly from oil and gas operations and landfills. These findings underscore the need for improved methane monitoring and reporting to better target emission reduction efforts. Access the article published in the SciTechDaily Newsletter on June 10, 2024 by Emily Cassidy of the NASA Earth Observatory: