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    Gas Hydrates and Climate Warming

    Despite news articles warning of large-scale releases of methane due to climate change, recent research indicates that most of the world’s gas hydrate deposits should remain stable for the next few thousand years.

  • A sample of peacock coal

    Out of the Stocking and Powering the Holidays

    Although no one is quite sure where the coal for naughty kids custom came from, the truth is that coal has long been a very important part of our daily lives, let alone our holiday traditions. USGS has studied coal for much of our more than 130-year existence.

  • Photograph of a ranch in the Green River valley in the Rocky Mountains of western Wyoming.

    Can We Move Carbon from the Atmosphere and into Rocks and Plants?

    USGS scientists are assessing the potential to remove CO2 from the atmosphere for storage in other Earth systems through a process called carbon sequestration.

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