Methane is a molecule that you come into contact with everyday in the kitchen. It is used as fuel for your stovetop and it contains four hydrogen molecules, along with a center carbon molecule. Methane is colorless, odorless and flammable, which makes it a powerful greenhouse gas. Most of the methane in our environment is manmade through processes such as coal mining, mobile combustion and other industrial productions. Methane is also created through natural processes like the decomposition of natural material. Although it is powerful, methane pollutes the environment. The overuse of methane has been attributed to global warming in addition to respiratory, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.

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