“Under Antarctic ice, microbes gobble up greenhouse gas”

Written by Ilima Loomis | Published 02/24/2018 | Posted in , ,

Trapped beneath blankets of ice in Antarctica are huge amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Scientists have long feared that climate change will melt these ice sheets and release the climate-altering gas. But a new study suggests the threat might not be as bad as it seemed. That’s thanks to some microscopic helpers: bacteria.

Read the rest of my story for Science News for Students here.