Microbes consume methane keeping it out of the atmosphere

LA Times:
Newly discovered soil microbes may have helped eat methane after Porter Ranch natural gas leak

In the area around the breach, Caltech scientists found a massive increase in previously unknown microbes that inhabit the soil and appear to consume ethane and possibly methane.
They are looking at using the microbes for dealing with future leaks.  It was truly an "accidental discovery."


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