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Satellite Tracker Throws Light on Gas Flaring in Nigeria

Gas flares are a common sight in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta region. But for years, there has been no way of telling who has been flaring, where it has happening, and how much natural gas has been going up in flames. Now, there is. The Gas Flare Tracker is a website that allows governments and anyone else who is curious to see how much gas is being flared across the Niger Delta. Using satellite data, the website displays a map showing all the gas flares in the region, with...

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