Natural gas: Local leaks impact global climate
EDF and Google Earth Outreach use new approach to pinpoint climate pollution
Natural gas heats our homes and cooks our dinner. But when natural gas—mostly methane—leaks into the air, it’s a big problem for the climate. So EDF and Google Earth Outreach teamed up to build a faster, cheaper way to find and assess leaks under our streets and sidewalks. We tested it as part of a pilot mapping program, and here’s what we found.