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18 June 2020 Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking m... Hindustan Times
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Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace
Hindustan Times, 18 June 2020

More than a century of oil and gas drilling has left behind millions of abandoned wells, many of which are leaching pollutants into the air and water. They also pose a serious threat to the climate that researchers and world governments are only starting to understand, according to a Reuters review of government data and interviews with scientists, regulators, and United Nations officials. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last year recommended that UN member countries start tracking and publishing the amount of methane leaching from their abandoned oil and gas wells after scientists started flagging it as a global warming risk.   Read full story...

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