Stand up for nonprofit news & help us reach our $100,000 goal! GIVE NOW

Canada and U.S. go after methane leaks in oil fields

Mar 10, 2016
Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a much more potent warming pollutant than carbon dioxide
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. The two leaders announced joint efforts to curb emissions of methane gases.

 
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images