posted on Dec, 31 2014 @ 05:15 PM
giant cloud" of powerful greenhouse gas now visible from space a large portion of the western United States according to satellite imagery analyzed
by NASA .
Created by years of intentionally released and errantly leaked natural gas during fossil fuel drilling operations, the cloud—invisible to the human
eye but captured by advanced satellite imaging technology—is centered over northwest New Mexico
Delaware-sized methane cloud, first studied it three years ago.
So alarmed by the size of the plume were scientists, NASA researcher Christian Frankenberg told the Post, "We couldn’t be sure that the signal was
The land was once home to a flourishing civilization of ancient Pueblo Indians, who left behind ruins of temples and trading centers built more than
1,000 years ago.
All told, oil and gas producers lose 8 million metric tons of methane a year, enough to provide power to every household in the District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia.