Methane-eating bacteria have been discovered deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet—and that’s pretty good news

Methane-eating bacteria have been discovered deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet—and that’s pretty good news

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.

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