Methane-Eating Bacteria, Nature’s Guard… Against Itself

Scientists discovered a bacteria that eats methane after drilling in Lake Whillans, Antartica. The bacteria eats escaping methane from the Earth before it ever reaches the atmosphere to join along with the other greenhouse gases. Though the bacteria’s end product is carbon dioxide, it is a much less inhibiting greenhouse gas. If properly utilized it can be just another great way to help prevent the climate from changing.