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China not 'walking the walk' on methane emissions

19:00 EST 28 Jan 2019 | AAAS

(Carnegie Institution for Science) In China, regulations to reduce methane emissions from coal mining took full effect in 2010 and required methane to be captured or to be converted into carbon dioxide. A team of researchers set out to use atmospheric modeling and satellite data to evaluate whether these new rules actually curbed Chinese methane emissions. They found that the regulations on coal mining have not slowed the nation's growing methane emissions over the past five years as intended.

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