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Permafrost Thawing Could Accelerate Global Warming
2014-04-08 15:41:51

A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends.

Moss Still Lives After 1500 Years Buried In Antarctic Ice
2014-03-17 14:57:18

British researchers who typically study polar moss samples because they provide indications of past climate conditions have found that Antarctic moss can survive trapped under ice for over 1,500 years.

Climate Change Sentinels In The Arctic
2014-02-15 04:47:25

Being particularly sensitive to carbon monoxide and methane, canaries were often used by miners as sentinels to determine if the toxic mine-related gases were building up to dangerous levels.

Early Warning System Needed In A World With Changing Climates
2013-12-04 12:31:23

The National Research Council says that even gradual climate change can have abrupt impacts in human infrastructure and ecosystems if critical thresholds are crossed, so an early warning system needs to be developed.

Arctic Seafloor Releases Double Previous Estimates Of Methane
2013-11-26 07:19:53

The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published in the Nov. 24 edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.

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.

Climate Change Not Improving NOAA Report
2013-08-07 09:43:37

Last year was one of the hottest twelve months on record, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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.

Ticking Time Bomb: The True Cost Of Arctic Methane Release
2013-07-25 07:44:29

An Arctic methane 'time bomb' brought about by rapidly thinning permafrost could cost the world up to $60 Trillion, the size of the entire global economy, a group of economists and polar scientists warned on Tuesday.

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.


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