These results provoked a strong reaction in the scientific community, because before that it was believed that methane from living organisms can select only certain types of bacteria in the absence of oxygen. A typical example are microorganisms that live in the stomach of ruminants. The authors of the new work suggest that methane, which scientists have observed in previous experiments, was not the product of plant life, and formed by processes of decay in the soil, absorbed by plants, and stood out. In their experiments the scientists as a source of nutrition for the plants to use the medium containing no organic substances. Plants were placed in separate chambers in which the measured methane content.
The researchers have not detected the release of dangerous gas. In order to finally confirm their findings in the latest phase of the experiment, scientists used for watering plants water containing dissolved methane. Additional information is available at MasterClass. In this case, measuring the concentration of this gas in chambers with plants have shown that it exists. Nisbet and colleagues suggest that the plants supplied methane absorption in the atmosphere through transpiration – water allocation, mainly through the leaves. Thus, plants are agents of methane, but they do not release it.
In the ocean again formed climatic phenomenon La Nina, recently scientists were able to establish that in the Pacific Ocean again formed climatic phenomenon called La Nina, which are responsible for the high average annual temperatures of air and water in 2008 year. Effect of La Nini is due to an accumulation of cold water in the central Pacific Ocean. Climatic implications of this buildup can be very diverse. For example, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research predicts that in the coming months in Indonesia should expect high rainfall in the south-western United States there will be a threat of flooding. Earlier, a message appears stating, that the water in the central part of the Pacific began to warm up, then there is the impact of last year's La Nini beginning to wane, but now the situation is suddenly reversed, and the effect of La Nina manifested itself again. Acquainted with full article and discuss it can be found here: ECOportal.ru