Treethane and Methane Munching Microbes

The Amazon is often said to be ‘the lungs of our planet’ but did you know these leafy giants are also emitting greenhouse gases? Simultaneously, trees are also home to microbes who convert methane into carbon dioxide, a less potent greenhouse gas, in a happy symbiotic realtionship.

2SER Breakfast’s Willy Russo was joined by Luke Jeffrey, a Research Fellow at Southern Cross University, to unpack ‘treethane’ and the microbes who eat it.

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