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  • 2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback used for Google Street View, modified to gather data on methane leaks

    Natural gas is growing as a part of the world's grid mix, because its carbon per kilowatt-hour is much lower. But methane leaks that emit large volumes of climate-change gas into the air may offset that advantage. Now, a Google Street View car has allowed researchers to pinpoint and quantify the severity of natural-gas leaks in five different cities. A 2016 leak at one of the country’s largest natural-gas storage facilities drew substantial attention to the detrimental effects of methane leaks on the atmosphere. DON’T MISS: Leak At Natural-Gas Field Now One-Quarter Of All CA...

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