Coal mine methane emissions contributing to climate change: report

METHANE emissions spiked last year with much of the damage caused by coal mining and other fossil fuel operations venting unwanted gas and failing to properly seal equipment, according to a United Nations report.

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Methane has 84 times more global heating potential in a 20-year timeframe than carbon dioxide.

The Global Methane Assessment found reducing methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to reduce global heating, stating that "the fossil fuel sector has the greatest potential