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Higher emission of methane is found in study

Washington

Higher emission of methane is found in study

The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. That means methane may be a bigger global warming issue than thought, scientists say in the study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The study estimates that in 2008, the United States poured 49 million tons of methane into the air. That's more than the 32 million tons estimated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration or the 29 million tons reckoned by the European Commission.

Honduras

Conservative leads in presidential vote

The vote count in Honduras' presidential election showed Juan Orlando Hernandez, the conservative candidate of the governing National Party, with a clear lead on Monday, but leaders of the left-wing Libre party, whose candidate, Xiomara Castro, was trailing, said they would contest the results. Hondurans face days of political uncertainty as the count from Sunday's elections continues.

Elsewhere

Washington: The Justice Department has all but concluded it will not bring charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing classified documents, U.S. officials said.

Chicago: Celebrity chef Charlie Trotter, 54, died on Nov. 5 from a stroke related to high blood pressure, the Cook County medical examiner said Monday.

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