'Weird chemistry' by microbe is prime source of ocean methane

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 14:31 in Earth & Climate

Up to four percent of the methane on Earth comes from the ocean's oxygen-rich waters, but scientists have been unable to identify the source of this potent greenhouse gas. Now researchers report that they have found the culprit: A bit of "weird chemistry" practiced by the most abundant microbes on the planet.

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