Bangladeshi children sit on garbage piled up by the river Buriganga in Dhaka. Methane from landfill sites and other sources in Bangladesh is drawing the attention of scientists, as the country’s low elevation and high population density make it vulnerable to extreme weather events and rising oceans. Photo: AP Bangladeshi children sit on garbage piled up by the river Buriganga in Dhaka. Methane from landfill sites and other sources in Bangladesh is drawing the attention of scientists, as the country’s low elevation and high population density make it vulnerable to extreme weather events and rising oceans. Photo: AP
Bangladeshi children sit on garbage piled up by the river Buriganga in Dhaka. Methane from landfill sites and other sources in Bangladesh is drawing the attention of scientists, as the country’s low elevation and high population density make it vulnerable to extreme weather events and rising oceans. Photo: AP
Bangladesh

Bangladesh methane gas plumes cause alarm, as country found to be major emitter

  • Satellites have detected some of the highest methane emissions in the world in Bangladesh, one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change
  • While the source is unclear, the methane is likely to originate from a combination of rice paddy fields, landfills, leaky natural gas pipelines and coal stockpiles

Topic |   Bangladesh
Bangladeshi children sit on garbage piled up by the river Buriganga in Dhaka. Methane from landfill sites and other sources in Bangladesh is drawing the attention of scientists, as the country’s low elevation and high population density make it vulnerable to extreme weather events and rising oceans. Photo: AP Bangladeshi children sit on garbage piled up by the river Buriganga in Dhaka. Methane from landfill sites and other sources in Bangladesh is drawing the attention of scientists, as the country’s low elevation and high population density make it vulnerable to extreme weather events and rising oceans. Photo: AP
Bangladeshi children sit on garbage piled up by the river Buriganga in Dhaka. Methane from landfill sites and other sources in Bangladesh is drawing the attention of scientists, as the country’s low elevation and high population density make it vulnerable to extreme weather events and rising oceans. Photo: AP
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