The U.S. oil and gas boom is having global atmospheric consequences, scientists suggest – The Washington Post

The findings are important for several reasons. First, ethane output can play a big role in local air quality — when it is released into the atmosphere, it interacts with hydrogen and carbon and can cause ozone to form close to the Earth, where it is considered a pollutant that can irritate or damage the lungs.

Source: The U.S. oil and gas boom is having global atmospheric consequences, scientists suggest – The Washington Post

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