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Can't we find an intelligent way to capture those farts and burn them for energy? I thought that technology already existed and was being used to capture methane coming out of garbage dumps.
by vladimir on Wed Apr 8th, 2009 at 10:08:34 AM EST
True enough. But in an area the size of the US, it's probably a better bet to let some bacteria digest it.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Apr 9th, 2009 at 09:40:46 AM EST
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Doing this on melting ice might be problematic.

And also... capturing it and burning it still releases greenhouse gases.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 10th, 2009 at 04:59:22 AM EST
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