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Plants revealed as methane source

Date : 11th January 2006, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Scientists in Germany have discovered that ordinary plants produce significant amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas which helps trap the sun's energy in the atmosphere. The findings, reported in the journal Nature, have been described as "startling", and may force a rethink of the role played by forests in holding back the pace of global warming.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4604332.stm





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