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Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that comes out of cow belches and farts and ends up in the atmosphere. Charlie Litchfield/AP hide caption

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Oil pump jacks work behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D., in 2014. The oil and gas industry is lobbying lawmakers to repeal a rule that aims to limit the emissions of methane, the chief component of natural gas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Inside The Debate Over Repealing Curbs On Methane Leaks

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A natural gas drilling rig's lights shimmer in the evening light near Silt, Colo. Methane is the main component of natural gas, and studies show some methane escapes from leaky oil and gas operations. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Methane's On The Rise, But Regulations To Stop Gas Leaks Still Debated

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Crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles in early December. A leak has allowed tons of methane to escape into the surrounding neighborhood; stopping it is taking months because of pressure from the leak. Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/AP hide caption

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From 'All Things Considered,' Dec. 24: Methane Gas Leak Displaces Thousands

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The Heartland Biogas facility in Weld County, Colo., is one of the country's largest waste treatment plants that converts methane to natural gas. Rebecca Jacobson/Inside Energy hide caption

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From Poop To Power: Colorado Explores New Sources Of Renewable Energy

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Scientists Track Down Serious Methane Leaks In Natural Gas Wells

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