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Large Methane Reservoirs Beneath Antarctic ice Sheet

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Image uploaded from a quicklink The new study demonstrates that old organic matter in sedimentary basins located beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet may have been converted to methane by micro-organisms living under oxygen-deprived conditions. The methane could be released to the atmosphere if the ice sheet shrinks and exposes these old sedimentary basins. (Not sure why this is considered new, since I've been reading about it for years.)

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