"Researchers Say Arctic Ocean Leaking Methane at An Alarming Rate"

"FAIRBANKS -- Ounce for ounce, methane has an effect on global warming more than 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, and it's leaking from the Arctic Ocean at an alarming rate, according to new research by scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks."

"Their article, which appeared last week in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Geoscience, states that the Arctic Ocean is releasing methane at a rate more than twice what scientific models had previously anticipated.

Natalia Shakhova and Igor Semiletov at UAF's International Arctic Research Center have spent more than a decade researching the Arctic's greenhouse gas emissions, along with scientists from Russia, Europe and the Lower 48."

Weston Morrow reports for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner November 30, 2013.

Source: Fairbanks News-Miner, 12/02/2013