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From carbon sink to source: the stark changes in Arctic lakes

For millennia, lakes in Greenland’s dry tundra have locked up huge loads of carbon in their sediment. But as the Arctic becomes warmer and wetter, scientists believe these lakes could become sources of carbon, which would have important consequences for the world’s climate.
Arctic lakes are vanishing a century earlier than predicted

Arctic lakes are vanishing a century earlier than predicted

As warmer air and more abundant autumn rainfall melt permafrost around and beneath Arctic lakes, water is draining away, scientists say.

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As the climate crisis intensifies, lakes across the Arctic are vanishing

Over the past 20 years, Arctic lakes have shrunk or dried completely across the pan-Arctic, a region spanning the northern parts of Canada, Russia, Greenland, Scandinavia and Alaska.

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Lakes are bubbling and hissing with a dangerous greenhouse gas, methane, as the Arctic thaws
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Lakes are bubbling and hissing with a dangerous greenhouse gas, methane, as the Arctic thaws

Maybe it's just an anomaly - or maybe it's something worse.

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