Study finds Swiss reservoirs give off methane gas

12th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Scientists discover that electricity produced by hydro plants - which accounts for most of the power generated in Switzerland - is not quite as pristine as once thought. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences find that a reservoir near Bern annually produces the same amount of methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, as 2,000 cows.

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