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Behind “Part 1: The Methane Chronicles”

“Part 1: The Methane Chronicles” follows members of *CATALYST* as they seek to help a variety of experts put a stop to dangerous methane emissions.

Learn about the real-life experts whose work inspired these episodes:


Jonathan Banks is the Global Director for methane programs at the Clean Air Task Force. In this interview, he offers a terrifically thorough and clear look at the challenges and opportunities present in the methane issue.

The following video from the Clean Air Task Force includes a well-presented summary of the methane challenge.


“Capping methane-spewing oil wells, one hole at a time”
by Nick Ehli
July 1, 2021
The Washington Post

“An Empire of Dying Wells”
by Zachary R. Mider and Rachel Adams-Heard
October 12, 2021
Bloomberg News

“The Methane Hunters”
by Zachary R. Mider
August 20, 2021
Bloomberg News

“It’s a Vast, Invisible Climate Menace. We Made it Visible”
by Jonah M. Kessel and Hiroko Tabuchi
December 12, 2019
The New York Times

“More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions”
by Lisa Friedman
October 11, 2021
The New York Times

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