Wednesday, June 27, 2007

India's emissions may be higher due to dams: study

... India, already one of the world's top polluters, has never measured methane emissions from its 4,500 large dams and has therefore never taken it into account in official data.

According to a study by scientists from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, methane equivalent of 825 million tons of carbon dioxide is released annually by India's dams.

Government officials say methane emissions from dams is not an issue.

From Reuters