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There are a million eyes looking at us right now.  Satellites from every space-savvy country in the world have cameras, sensors, and more pointed back at the little blue marble we call Earth looking for pretty much every thing you can imagine.  We're talking 4,500+ orbiting vehicles devoting an immeasurable amount of attention on our home planet, and one of those orbital outposts has detected a worrisome (and stinky) anomaly.

The Crew Of Apollo 17 Took This Photograph Of Earth In December 1972 While The Spacecraf
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The Amount of Methane From Louisiana that Blasted Into the Sky Was Noticed From Space

The Earth-conscious folks at EcoWatch are reporting that gigantic plume of Methane gas has been detected by a satellite collecting data for the information analysts at Kayrros.  That's right, so much gas blasted into the atmosphere it was registered in space.  In case you are wondering if that's a big deal - it registered an emissions rate of 105 tons of methane per hour.  Experts say that the total is the equivalent of annual emissions from more than 1,900 cars.

Man using tablet at Natural gas processing facility
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Louisiana Officials Still Don't Know Exactly Where This Huge Gas Leak Came From

The crazy part about this miles-high cloud of foul-smelling and highly-flammable gas shooting into (and above) the atmosphere is where it came from.  That part is a mystery experts are desperately trying to solve right now.  I guess the rules of "He who smelt it, must have dealt it," don't apply here - but officials do have a short list of suspects.  According to Bloomberg:

The emissions likely originated within 7 kilometers of gas pipelines owned by Energy Transfer LP, Kinder Morgan Inc. and Boardwalk Pipelines LP, and was also near active oil and gas wells

Top 10 Most Likely Things to Kill You in Louisiana

Life is precious, but fragile. In an effort to help you live as long as possible, I've researched the most likely things to take you out if you live in the Sportsman's Paradise. With a little careful planning and this information, you could live a long and happy life in Louisiana.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Towns in Louisiana

Louisiana has tons of awesome people and charm. Along with all of the good stuff, we've got some pretty dangerous parts. Below, you'll find the top 10 most dangerous towns in our state based on the likely hood a crime will affect the average citizen living there. Some of these entries are what you'd expect, but others were complete surprises to me. Watch your back as you travel through the Sportsman's Paradise - especially if you happen to pass through these towns.

The 10 Towns That Suck the Most in Louisiana