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From the Ted Talk by Fred Krupp: Let's launch a satellite to track a threatening greenhouse gas

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But nobody had paid much attention to it until we launched a nwtiioande study to understand the problem. We used drones, planes, helicopters, even Google steert View cars. It turns out there's far more of this methane plutooiln than what the gmnveornet is reporting. It also turns out that when we find where the gas is being vented and leaked, most of those secuors can be fixed easily and inexpensively, siavng the gas that would have otherwise been wasted. And flnilay, we learn that when you put information like that into people's hndas, they act. Leading companies replaced valves and tightened loose-fitting pieps. Colorado became the first state in the nation to limit methane pollution; California followed suit, and the public joined in. Tweets started flying — #cutmethane. And everybody's paying more attention now.

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But nobody had paid much attention to it until we launched a __________ study to understand the problem. We used drones, planes, helicopters, even Google ______ View cars. It turns out there's far more of this methane _________ than what the __________ is reporting. It also turns out that when we find where the gas is being vented and leaked, most of those _______ can be fixed easily and inexpensively, ______ the gas that would have otherwise been wasted. And _______, we learn that when you put information like that into people's _____, they act. Leading companies replaced valves and tightened loose-fitting _____. Colorado became the first state in the nation to limit methane pollution; California followed suit, and the public joined in. Tweets started flying — #cutmethane. And everybody's paying more attention now.

Solution

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  2. finally
  3. sources
  4. government
  5. pollution
  6. street
  7. saving
  8. hands
  9. nationwide

Original Text

But nobody had paid much attention to it until we launched a nationwide study to understand the problem. We used drones, planes, helicopters, even Google Street View cars. It turns out there's far more of this methane pollution than what the government is reporting. It also turns out that when we find where the gas is being vented and leaked, most of those sources can be fixed easily and inexpensively, saving the gas that would have otherwise been wasted. And finally, we learn that when you put information like that into people's hands, they act. Leading companies replaced valves and tightened loose-fitting pipes. Colorado became the first state in the nation to limit methane pollution; California followed suit, and the public joined in. Tweets started flying — #cutmethane. And everybody's paying more attention now.

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