Global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane hit an all-time high in 2017, according to a pair of new studies released this week by researchers with the Global Carbon Project. Agriculture, landfill waste and fossil fuel production are driving the sharp increase in methane emissions from human activities, reports Maria Temming of Science News. To continue reading, click the link below:

Smithsonian Magazine, July 20, 2020—World Methane Emissions Hit New High: Agriculture and fossil fuels drive a surge in global emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas

Photo From the Field: A visual representation of global methane from January 26, 2018. Red areas indicate higher concentrations of methane swirling in the atmosphere. (Cindy Starr, Kel Elkins, Greg Shirah and Trent L. Schindler, NASA Scientific Visualization Studio)