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

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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.
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They are looking at using the microbes for dealing with future leaks.  It was truly an "accidental discovery."

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