Methane bubbles up beneath Northwest waters

Scientists have found evidence that climate change may have started to destabilize frozen methane deposits off the Northwest coast of the US. Although methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, the immediate threat is to marine ecosystems. Learn more in my podcast for Scientific American.

Frozen methane lies buried beneath the sediment off the coast of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. (Credit: Wusel007 via Wikimedia)
Frozen methane lies buried beneath the sediment off the coast of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. (Credit: Wusel007 via Wikimedia)
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