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2013-10-30 10:39:33

The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia – which mainly consist of permafrost – continue to erode at an ever quickening pace.

Evidence Shows Dust And Sand Deposits In China Are Controlled By Rivers
2013-10-15 06:56:34

New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert sands and dust in Northern China.

2013-07-29 13:01:03

New research findings from the Centre for Permafrost (CENPERM) at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, document that permafrost during thawing may result in a substantial release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and that the future water content in the soil is crucial to predict the effect of permafrost thawing.

Antarctic Permafrost Melting Faster Than Previously Thought
2013-07-24 17:51:21

Scientists reported in the journal Scientific Reports that permafrost in a section of Antarctica is melting faster than expected.

Arctic Permafrost Melts And Releases Greenhouse Gases
2013-06-11 10:18:54

Rising Arctic temperatures are causing permafrost soils to thaw at unprecedented rates, and NASA scientists are currently looking into just how much greenhouse gas is being released through soil decomposition.

Researchers Suprised By Arctic Resiliency In Carbon Storage
2013-05-17 08:15:10

Certain assumptions were made by UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Seeta Sistla and her adviser, environmental studies professor Josh Schimel, when they traveled north recently to study the effects of long-term warming on the carbon storage of the Arctic.

2013-04-19 14:16:25

A team of geoscientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) using newly available remote-sensing technology has achieved unprecedented detail in quantifying subtle, long-period changes in the water levels of shallow lakes and ponds in hard-to-reach Arctic wetlands.

Siberia Could Experience Widespread Permafrost Thaw Due To Global Warming
2013-02-23 09:07:48

Oxford University scientists say that a global temperature rise of 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit could thaw the ground over a large area of Siberia, threatening the release of carbon from soil.


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Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.