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This environmental group is launching its own satellite to learn more about greenhouse gas leaks

A rendering by the Environmental Defense Fund of a methane-detecting satellite. (EDF)

The Washington Post

The satellite will enable Environmental Defense Fund to more accurately measure methane emissions, which account for a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. The EDF analysis estimates Pennsylvania’s oil and gas operators emit more than 520,000 tons of methane a year, primarily from leaky, outdated and malfunctioning equipment.