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Methane Vents Bubble up off US Coast

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

Methane vents bubble up off US coast

GR:  We keep finding additional sources of greenhouse gas, and this keeps altering our projections. Search ‘methane’ on my site for other posts on the subject. 


p class=”introduction”>The following from:, Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News.  “Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.

“The unexpected discovery indicates there are large volumes of the gas contained in a type of sludgy ice called methane hydrate.

“There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a hitherto unnoticed contribution to global warming.  The scientists say there could be about 30,000 of these hidden methane vents worldwide.  Previous surveys along the Atlantic seaboard have shown only three seep areas beyond the edge of the US continental shelf.”

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