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2011-04-18 14:30:30

The coastline in Arctic regions reacts to climate change with increased erosion and retreats by half a meter per year on average.

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2011-02-17 12:00:00

Scientists estimate that if global warming continues even at a moderate pace, a third of the earth’s permafrost will be gone by 2200.

2011-02-16 17:15:56

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.

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2010-12-06 05:55:00

According to a study released on Sunday, global warming is driving forest fires in northern latitudes to burn more frequently and fiercely.

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2010-10-22 06:15:00

Climate scientists at NOAA reported Thursday that Arctic temperatures are on the rise again.

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2010-08-04 09:31:14

Permafrost warming continues throughout a wide swath of the Northern Hemisphere, according to a team of scientists assembled during the recent International Polar Year.

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2010-06-28 07:36:15

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.

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2010-06-21 14:10:00

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.

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2010-05-06 09:57:58

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.

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2010-04-05 10:48:01

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.


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