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With Arctic permafrost thawing, Pentagon frets over deadly pathogens

With Arctic permafrost thawing, Pentagon frets over deadly pathogens

In one troubling case, dozens of people were sickened − and thousands of reindeer were killed − when anthrax spores emerged from the thawing permafrost in an Arctic region of Siberia.

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says.
Climate change to spread antibiotic resistance in the Arctic
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Climate change threatens to spread antibiotic resistance in the Arctic

More human activity and thawing permafrost both increase the risks that antibiotic resistance will spread more widely in the Arctic.

Tunnel vision: Lessons in the impermanence of permafrost
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Tunnel vision: Lessons in the impermanence of permafrost

In a tunnel beneath the frozen soil of Fox, Alaska, scientists are racing to understand the earth's dwindling permafrost before it is forever gone.
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The next pandemic could be hiding in the Arctic permafrost
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The next pandemic could be hiding in the Arctic permafrost

Global warming could unearth ancient microbes. Will we be as unprepared as we were for the coronavirus?
Ancient anthrax spores return to plague the Arctic
www.independent.ie

Ancient anthrax spores return to plague the Arctic

In Earth's coldest regions, warming could lead to the revival of dormant diseases, even as more people arrive to man new military bases and oil and gas facilities.

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Can there zombie viruses in the thawing permafrost?
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Can there zombie viruses in the thawing permafrost?

There's a new fear from climate change: Bacteria and viruses buried in frozen ground coming back to life as the Arctic warms up. We went digging in permafrost to find out how worried we should be.
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