1. Israeli researchers have developed bacteria fed only with carbon dioxide. These bacteria, builds the entire biomass of their body from the carbon in the air, may help to develop future technologies to reduce greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere and in the fight against global warming.
2. The Israeli scientists have been able to "reprogram" E.coli bacteria, which consume sugars and release carbon dioxide, to use carbon dioxide from the environment and produce the sugars they need to build their body.
3. At each stage of the process, the cultured bacteria received a diminishing amount of sugar, and at the same time gained an abundance of carbon dioxide and formate.
4. The researchers believe that the "healthy" habits of these bacteria may prove to be mostly healthy for earth.