New research points to fracking - not cows - as cause of global methane spike

Carlene Dowie
By Carlene Dowie
Updated August 19 2019 - 12:38am, first published August 15 2019 - 8:25am
FRACKING: Fracking operations have increased dramatically in the past decade. Picture: Anita Starzycka via Pixabay.

Fracking - not cows - is responsible for the big increase in atmospheric methane levels in the past decade, according to new Cornell University research published on Wednesday.

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Carlene Dowie

Carlene Dowie is the editor of the Australian Dairyfarmer magazine and has more than 30 years' experience as a rural journalist.