Cut methane to improve air, researchers say

European countries could save thousands of lives and boost global crop production by up to 1% by making significant cuts to their methane emissions, new research has found

European countries could save thousands of lives and boost global crop production by up to 1% by making significant cuts to their methane emissions, new research has found.

Methane is not only a major contributor to climate change, but is also a source of ground-level ozone pollution, which damages human and plant health.

A report by the EU’s Joint Research Council indicates that halving Europe’s current methane emissions would save 250 premature deaths on the continent and up to 2,700 worldwide.

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