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Latest Arctic methane release Stories

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2010-03-05 09:30:00

A section of the Arctic Ocean seafloor that holds vast stores of frozen methane is showing signs of instability and widespread venting of the powerful greenhouse gas.

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2009-10-15 07:38:56

In a new study in the journal Ecological Monographs, ecologists estimate that Arctic lands and oceans are responsible for up to 25 percent of the global net sink of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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2009-08-31 10:35:00

Researchers are warning of a slow seepage of methane gas from under the Arctic permafrost, which could be very dangerous to the Earth’s future climate.

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2009-08-19 07:15:00

A research team is claiming to have evidence that shows methane is escaping from the Arctic sea bed.

2009-04-24 09:56:25

An analysis of ancient Greenland ice suggests a spike in the greenhouse gas methane about 11,600 years ago originated from wetlands rather than the ocean floor or from permafrost, a finding that is good news according to the University of Colorado at Boulder scientist who led the study.

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2009-04-24 06:15:00

According to scientists, Greenland’s icesheet has revealed a store of methane that appears to be more stable that previously thought, easing tensions over a rapid rise in global temperatures.

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2008-06-10 14:35:00

The rate of climate warming over northern Alaska, Canada, and Russia could more than triple during periods of rapid sea ice loss, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

2006-06-15 13:40:00

Ancient roots and bones locked in long-frozen soil in Siberia are starting to thaw, and have the potential to unleash billions of tons of carbon and accelerate global warming, scientists said on Thursday.


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