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Fact Sheet on Methane Hydrates

ByTim De ChantNOVA NextNOVA Next

With Japan’s successful tapping of undersea methane hydrates , we’ll be seeing the curious substance in the news more often. Think of it as the “fracking” of the next decade. The U.S. Geological Survey has a great rundown on the major issues related to methane hydrates—energy, climate, even seafloor stability.