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Methane-eating microbes found in Illinois aquifer

Methane-consuming microbes live deep underground in pristine aquifers, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the Environmental Protection Agency. This type of organism, which ...

dateJul 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Study finds room to store CO2 underground

A new study by researchers at MIT shows that there is enough capacity in deep saline aquifers in the United States to store at least a century's worth of carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's coal-fired ...

dateMar 19, 2012 in Environment
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New way to protect precious water

Australian scientists have devised a way to model polluted groundwater with computer simulation – and better protect the Earth's main fresh water supply.

dateApr 10, 2013 in Environment
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