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Thawing Arctic & permafrost risks

Thawing Arctic will reveal more mummified creatures and bring new risks for those still living

As rising Arctic temperatures cause permafrost to thaw, more ancient creatures will be discovered in the ice — but scientists warn those finds could come at a great cost.
Donors pledge $41 million to monitor thawing Arctic permafrost

Donors pledge $41 million to monitor thawing Arctic permafrost

The six-year effort by climate scientists and policy experts aims to fill gaps in knowledge about planet-warming emissions and help affected communities in Alaska.
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Under the sea, a hidden climate variable: Thawing permafrost

Under the sea, a hidden climate variable: Thawing permafrost

Carefully mapping the changing topology of the Arctic Ocean floor, scientists are racing to study submarine permafrost.
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Rural Alaska has a bridge problem

Alaska is warming faster than any other U.S. state, and that’s causing problems, a team of bridge engineers and social scientists explains. The infrastructure bill in Congress would offer some help.
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How much worse will thawing Arctic permafrost make climate change?

Global warming is setting free carbon from life buried long ago in the Arctic's frozen soils, but its impact on the climate crisis is unclear.

Submarine permafrost has been overlooked as a major source of greenhouse gases, scientists warn
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Submarine permafrost has been overlooked as a major source of greenhouse gases, scientists warn

The amount of carbon locked into submarine permafrost is more than humans have released into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.

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The untold story of the boldest polar expedition of modern times

The untold story of the boldest polar expedition of modern times

Two of the greatest living polar explorers went to investigate the extent of the melting Arctic for themselves. It almost killed them.
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