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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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X Ray Diffraction of Super-deep Diamonds 15 December 2016 Feature

In this video, Fabrizio Nestola demonstrates the instrument used in new research about how large…

High-Frequency Gas Monitoring Reveals Carbon Dioxide Precursor to Eruptions at Turrialba Volcano 12 October 2016 Feature

In a new article in the Journal of Geophysical Research and an online Earthchem database, a DCO-…

Advancing Instrumentation to Study Materials and Reaction in Earth’s Deep Interior 22 June 2016 Feature

Understanding how carbon reacts in these conditions is an important DCO decadal goal, and…

Panorama Mass Spectrometer on the Cover of the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 27 April 2016 Feature

When the Deep Carbon Observatory launched in 2009 it recognized the importance of investing early…

Novel Measurements of Carbon Degassing at Arc Volcanoes 25 April 2016 Feature

Directly measuring the gases constituting volcanic plumes is challenging, both technologically and…

Volcanic Gas Precursors to Phreatic Eruptions at Poás Volcano, Costa Rica 28 March 2016 Feature

Poás volcano (Costa Rica) is one of the most chemically extreme environments on Earth, hosting an…

New Company Launched to Commercialize Portable Gas Monitoring Instruments 22 February 2016 Feature

Measuring carbon dioxide emissions from deep Earth is a complex and critically important challenge…

DECADE Installation of a Multi-GAS Instrument at White Island Volcano, New Zealand 22 January 2016 Feature

The DECADE Initiative (Deep Earth Carbon Degassing) began in 2014, funded by the Deep Carbon…

PUSH50: New Instrumentation for Microbial Exploration 16 December 2015 Feature

Microorganisms living under high pressures and/or high temperatures hold vital clues for defining…

Researchers use 'Clumped' Isotopes to Trace Biogeochemical Processes 23 April 2015 Feature

Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card, a chemical signature that is spelled out with…

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