Bacteria from Siberian soda lake makes gas without CO2

Bacteria from Siberian soda lake makes gas without CO2

Sorokin at work in Siberia. ‘The white stuff is not snow – it is called trona, a mineral consisting from two forms of soda – NaHCO3 and Na2CO3.

Researchers from Delft and Moscow have discovered a new class of micro organisms in Siberian soda. These organisms grow in saturated soda and convert organic materials into methane gas.

Together with colleagues from US, UK, Germany and Spain, they have published their findings in Nature Microbiology. Read More

Bizarre Climate Records

Bizarre Climate Records

Our climate continues to act in new and frightening ways. We have never seen this before. Welcome to the climate chaos. We must declare a global climate emergency

Last week, Siberia recorded a temperature of 33.2 degrees Celcius. 

That’s 91.8 in Fahrenheit and about 20 degrees or 68°F too high! 

Weather goes crazy in Siberia – with record high temperatures. Then July snow.

Scientists warn of increasing extreme weathers. Read More