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Methane-Eating Microbes

A New Way to Keep Tabs on Methane-Eating Microbes

Anaerobic methanotrophs are a group of microbes that consume methane and live a low-energy lifestyle in oxygen-free environments. A new study shows that measuring the ratio of rare isotopes of methane from marine sediments is a useful tool for tracking their activities, which previously have been hard to distinguish from those of microbes that make methane.

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New Detector Sniffs out Origins of Methane 6 March 2015 Feature

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, second only to carbon dioxide in its capacity to trap heat in…

First Degassing Measurements at Merapi Volcano since 2010 14 October 2014 Feature

Merapi volcano in Central Java is an archetype of persistently degassing and erupting andesitic arc…

Methane Instrumentation Breakthroughs Advance Major DCO Decadal Goal 28 August 2014 Feature

By Craig Schiffries, DCO Director; Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA…

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 – Opportunities for Deep Carbon Research 21 July 2014 Feature

By Florian M. Schwandner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena…

New Tunable Laser Spectrometer Measures Rare Methane Isotopologues 23 June 2014 Feature

Methane is not only an important energy resource and a major component of biogeochemical cycles,…

DECADE Installation at Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua 25 April 2014 Feature

A team of volcanologists from the University of Palermo (UniPa, Italy) and Istituto Nazionale di…

Meeting Report: New Generation Technologies 26 February 2014 Feature

The Deep Carbon Observatory’s “New Generation Technology in Deep Carbon Science” symposium was held…

DCO Computer Cluster Comes Online 26 November 2013 Feature

Now installed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA, the Deep Carbon Observatory (…

Work Begins on Next Generation Sample Preparation Instrument 12 November 2013 Feature

Designing and developing novel instrumentation is a foundational part of the Deep Carbon…

New Generation Technology in Deep Carbon Science 31 October 2013 Feature

The Deep Carbon Observatory is hosting a “New Generation Technology in Deep Carbon Science…

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