Latest Permafrost Stories
Scientists estimate that if global warming continues even at a moderate pace, a third of the earthâ€™s permafrost will be gone by 2200.
Up to two-thirds of Earth's permafrost likely will disappear by 2200 as a result of warming temperatures, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere.
According to a study released on Sunday, global warming is driving forest fires in northern latitudes to burn more frequently and fiercely.
Climate scientists at NOAA reported Thursday that Arctic temperatures are on the rise again.
Permafrost warming continues throughout a wide swath of the Northern Hemisphere, according to a team of scientists assembled during the recent International Polar Year.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are planning a large-scale, long-term ecosystem experiment to test the effects of global warming on the icy layers of arctic permafrost.
A baby mammoth named Khoma unearthed by archaeologists in northern Siberia just last year is being sent on its way to Paris to be analyzed.
Among the worrisome environmental effects of global warming is the thawing of Arctic permafrost---soil that normally remains at or below the freezing point for at least a two-year period and often much longer.
A study showed on Sunday that thawing permafrost could release laughing gas, which is a contributor to climate change that has been overlooked in the Arctic.
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.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.