Photo prise le 20 janvier 2016 dans la mer de Ross, bordant l’Antarctique. PHOTO / Samuel Blanc / Biosphoto / via AFP

Methane leak found on Antarctic sea floor

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Now, researchers from Oregon State University have found it leaking from the Antarctic sea floor under the Ross Sea. Previously, scientists believed that if there were undersea methane leaks, micro-organisms…

Methane-eating bacteria found under West Antarctic ice sheet

Scientists from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, involved in Antarctic research have found ‘methane-eating’ bacteria that act as a kind of biological filter in water samples from Lake Whillans. These potentially beneficial bacteria…