Soil bacteria could help slow down global warming

The research was carried out by scientists at the UEA. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Scientists based in Norwich say a bacteria found in soil could help slow down global warming.

The research from the University of East Anglia shows how a specific type breaks down natural gasses like methane, before they're released into the environment.

Scientists say the bacteria could help in the fight against global warming Credit: ITV News Anglia

Those microbes can be used to tackle gas leaks from fracking. The effect of methane on global warming is more than 20 times greater than carbon dioxide .