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Newly discovered deep-sea microbes gobble greenhouse gases and perhaps oil spills, too


November 27, 2018

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Scientists have discovered nearly two dozen new types of microbes, many of which use hydrocarbons such as methane and butane as energy sources -- meaning they might be helping to limit the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and might one day be useful for cleaning up oil spills. Full Story

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University of Texas at Austin

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