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Plants May Be Hidden Methane Source

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Science  13 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5758, pp. 159
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5758.159a

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A report in the 12 January issue of Nature suggests that one source of the potent greenhouse gas methane has been overlooked: plants. The surprising finding could force a reappraisal of how much various sources contribute to the total amount of methane emitted to the atmosphere, how to mitigate some of them, and how they might change. (Read more.)