microbes http://www.kplu.org en Bird, Plane, Bacteria? Microbes Thrive In Storm Clouds http://www.kplu.org/post/bird-plane-bacteria-microbes-thrive-storm-clouds Microbes are known to be able to thrive in extreme environments, from inside fiery volcanoes to down on the bottom of the ocean. Now scientists have found a surprising number of them living in storm clouds tens of thousands of feet above the Earth. And those airborne microbes could play a role in global climate.<p>It's been known for a long time that there are microscopic life forms floating around high above our heads. Researchers have collected them from the air above rain forests and mountains. They've found them in snow and hail. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:04:40 +0000 7667 at http://www.kplu.org Bird, Plane, Bacteria? Microbes Thrive In Storm Clouds Tech innovation unveils Puget Sound's secret natural recyclers http://www.kplu.org/post/tech-innovation-unveils-puget-sounds-secret-natural-recyclers <p>Scientists have deciphered some of the secrets of one of Puget Sound&rsquo;s natural recyclers. It&rsquo;s a microbe &ndash; which likes to eat sulfur and nitrogen &ndash; and might be found near any of our beaches. &nbsp;</p><p>The technique they devised could open the door to a better understanding of microbial life that abounds everywhere &ndash; in the oceans, in soils, and in the human body. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 23:51:17 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4044 at http://www.kplu.org Tech innovation unveils Puget Sound's secret natural recyclers