29 Sep '15, 4pm

Green News: Landfills Are a Big Methane Problem

Green News: Landfills Are a Big Methane Problem

A new Yale University study suggests solid waste landfills are emitting far more climate-changing methane than previously thought because government estimates of how much garbage goes to landfills are inaccurate. A report published at Climate Central says researchers examined data from more than 1,200 solid waste landfills around the country in reaching their conclusion. Some of the landfills were open, while others were closed and no longer accepting garbage. As garbage breaks down, it gives off methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfills are the third largest source of methane in the U.S., behind natural gas and petroleum systems and agriculture. In 2012, roughly 262 million metric tons of waste went into landfills, more than twice as much as had been estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the researchers said. The agency...

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