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Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas


November 20, 2017

Researchers have discovered the first known methane-producing microbe that is active in an oxygen-rich environment -- a finding that suggests today's global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere. Full Story

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