Gallery: Explosive Reservoir of Methane Under Antarctic Could be Unleas...

 

A new study from the University of California has revealed that a vast reservoir of methane underneath the Antarctic ice sheet could be unleashed into the atmosphere if the ice melts. The report, which was published in the August 30 issue of Nature by an international team of scientists, noted that the Antarctic ice sheet is an overlooked but important source of methane, which is one of the planet’s most potent greenhouse gases.

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