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March 20, 2018

Engineers compete to detect methane leaks, a powerful climate pollutant

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Leaks of methane from gas and oil wells are a major source of climate pollution but it's tough to detect the odorless and colorless gas. Now, a new competition is spurring inventors to come up with cheaper and more effective methane detectors. The World's Jason Margolis profiles two of the inventors. Produced by: Jason Margolis. Image credit: John Davidson/Environmental Defense Fund.

Aired March 19, 2018

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