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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.

2013-06-10 10:19:55

Canada's Mackenzie River basin -- among the world's most important major ecosystems -- is poorly studied, inadequately monitored, and at serious risk due to climate change and resource exploitation.

Extreme Arctic Bacteria Could Thrive On Mars
2013-05-24 14:19:27

A recent discovery made on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian High Arctic opens up the possibly that bacteria could grow on the surface of Mars.

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.

Sea-Level Rise Will Overtake One Alaskan Town By 2017
2013-05-15 11:53:55

If someone said “climate refuge” to you, what would come to mind? More than likely, the image of someone from a small tropical island in the Pacific, or of a low-lying delta like in Bangladesh – places where residents have been forced out of their homes by sea-level rise.

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.

Arctic Permafrost Melt Releasing Carbon Dioxide At Unprecedented Rate
2013-02-12 09:23:50

Researchers studying Arctic thermokarst failures in Alaska were alarmed to find climate-warming carbon dioxide gas may be releasing into the atmosphere at an unprecedented rate.

2013-01-07 10:10:40

What does pulling a radar-equipped sled across the Arctic tundra have to do with improving our understanding of climate change?

GI Researcher Co-author Of Report On International Permafrost
2012-11-28 09:25:17

University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Vladimir Romanovsky is one of four scientists who authored a report released today by the United Nations Environmental Programme.


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