Methane release from Arctic ice thaw an 'economic time bomb'
A massive release of methane from the Arctic seafloor would have catastrophic impacts on the world's economy, possibly costing $60 trillion or more because of associated problems such as sea-level rise and drought, according to a comment published yesterday in Nature.
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The U.K.'s most venerable mansions to get low-carbon face-lifts
LONDON -- A handful of Britain's most treasured old buildings are soon to get low-carbon makeovers as part of plans by the National Trust, the charity that owns them. The effort is to help the nation cut its carbon footprint, and more elderly structures could swiftly follow if the trial projects prove successful.