'Dodged scrutiny for years': Coal mine methane poses major climate threat, study claims

Michael Holder
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Coal mines emit vast amounts of methane into the atmosphere, even before the coal is burned to produce energy, according to the study
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Coal mines emit vast amounts of methane into the atmosphere, even before the coal is burned to produce energy, according to the study

First-of-its-kind study lays bare scale of potential climate impact from hundreds of new coal mines planned worldwide

The climate impact of methane emissions from hundreds of new coal mines currently planned worldwide could strike a major blow to efforts to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, according to the...

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