Newly discovered bacteria able to reduce GHG and perhaps oil spills

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin’s Marine Science Institute have discovered almost two dozen new types of microbes, which use hydrocarbons, like methane and butane as energy sources to survive and grow. This means that these bacteria might be able to help reduce greenhouse gases and they could possibly be useful for cleaning up oil spills.

UN: More than 40% of the population affected by air pollution

Covering more than 4,300 cities in 108 countries, pollution data presents an estimated 4.2 million deaths each year caused by air pollution. More than 90% of the victims come from low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa, followed by others in the Eastern Mediterranean region, Europe and the Americas.

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