Satellite spots huge burst of methane from Russian coal mine

              FILE - Emergency personnel work at the debris of the destroyed ventilation unit at the Raspadskaya mine after explosions, in the city of Mezhdurechensk in the west Siberian region of Kemerovo, May 11, 2010. Two methane explosions and a fire killed 91 people at the mine in 2010, one of the worst such disasters in post-Soviet times. GHGSat said Wednesday, June 15, 2022, that one of its satellites, known as ‘Hugo,’ observed 13 methane plumes at this mine on Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)
              This image provided by GHGSat shows methane emissions observed and measured with the company's satellite at the Raspadskaya mine in the west Siberian region of Kemerovo, on Jan. 14. The private company uses satellites to spot sources of methane around the globe and detected one of the largest releases of the potent greenhouse gas ever seen coming from the coal mine. (GHGSat via AP)