Newly Discovered Methane-eating Bacteria Could Help Save the Atmosphere

Newly Discovered Methane-eating Bacteria Could Help Save the Atmosphere

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Bacteria that eat methane, a greenhouse gas, have been discovered in an Antarctic lake that has been isolated from the atmosphere for thousands of years. Their presence could significantly reduce the potential risk of warming posed by reservoirs of gas locked up in the ice, scientists say. Scientists found the bacteria by drilling in Lake Whillans,…

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