methane

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Synonyms: CH4

Methane is one of the six greenhouse gases to be mitigated under the Kyoto Protocol and is the major component of natural gas and associated with all hydrocarbon fuels, animal husbandry and agriculture. Coal-bed methane is the gas found in coal seams. (IPCC)

Related terms:
livestock managementLivestock produce methane through enteric fermentation and release it through eructation. Increased demand for a meat-based diet is a large contributor for climate change.Livestock are domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food, fiber and labor. ..., natural gas policies, livestock, methane recoveryMethane emissions, e.g. from oil or gas wells, coal beds, peat bogs, gas transmission pipelines, landfills, or anaerobic digesters, may be captured and used as a fuel or for some other economic purpose (e.g. chemical feedstock). (IPCC), methane sources

Broader terms:
greenhouse gas emissionsGreenhouse gas emissions cause dangerous anthropogenic climate change. Emissions include CO2, fluoridated gases, methane which are emitted by human activity such as deforestation and burning fossil fuels, and water vapour.

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