Satellites identify heavy industry as big source of methane emissions

Sentinel 5-P satellite. Credit: European Space Agency

The powerful greenhouse gas methane is leaking from heavy industrial sites around the world at a rate equivalent to the total annual combined CO2emissions of Germany and France, according to observations made possible by new satellite technology. Kayrros SAS, a global asset observation platform, uses data from the European Space Agency’s satellites, in combination with a detection and quantification model,…

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