Latest International Permafrost Association Stories
Permafrost zones extend over 50% of Canada's land area.
Satellite are seeing changes in land surfaces in high detail at northern latitudes, indicating thawing permafrost. This releases greenhouse gases into parts of the Arctic, exacerbating the effects of climate change.
Thawing permafrost will have far-reaching ramifications for populated areas, infrastructure and ecosystems. A geographer from the University of Zurich reveals where it is important to confront the issue based on new permafrost maps -- the most precise global maps around.
The coastline in Arctic regions reacts to climate change with increased erosion and retreats by half a meter per year on average.
Permafrost warming continues throughout a wide swath of the Northern Hemisphere, according to a team of scientists assembled during the recent International Polar Year.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).