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1,000 “super-emitter” methane leaks detected

What’s going on here? Over a thousand methane emissions hotspots have been detected from new satellite data. The emissions appear to come from gas and oil facilities, with the US, Russia and Turkmenistan responsible for the most. In 2022 these “super-emitter” sites were shown spewing methane into the atmosphere at alarming rates. What does this mean? These emissions hotspots are caused by…

Global population hits 8 billion

Crowd of people crossing street

What’s Going On Here? On the 15th November the global population reached 8 billion, according to the United Nations. It’s just 12 years since the world celebrated the birth of its 7 billionth resident. But look closer and this data contains some trends which might surprise you. What Does This Mean? The world’s population is still growing, but slower than before. It’s…