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Hundreds of massive seafloor craters are leaking methane

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 03, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Jun 02, 2017

12,000 years ago the Barents Sea was covered with ice. Warming caused ice sheets to recede and a lot of methane was released, leading to blowouts that left the seafloor scarred with hundreds of craters. Norway researchers recently found these craters, which offer a warning for the future of our world wracked by climate change - but also are still leaking methane. Related: Via Gizmodo Images via





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