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Science Alert   28 February 2017   Siberia   Asia  
<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost has been on thin ice lately. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing out of nowhere, and, in some places, tundra is quite literally bubbling underneath people's feet.</p> <p>But new research ...
DSCOVRD   14 December 2015   Canada   Peel Plateau  
<p>Peel Plateau Lake after the drainage event.<br />Northwest Territories Geological Survey<br />Peel Plateau Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories looks a lot different now than it did a week ago thanks to a dramatic -- yet expected -- drainage event.</p> <p>Canada's ...
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The Guardian   09 December 2015   USA   Alaska  
<p>Study raises concerns over accelerating climate change as the icy mass under state&rsquo;s surface releases carbon into atmosphere<br />Up to a quarter of the permafrost that lies underneath the surface of Alaska could melt by the end of the century, spewing ...
pri   22 October 2015   USA   Alaska  
<p>Time travel in science fiction novels is tricky if not completely unpredictable. But it is possible to at least peer into the past as some climate scientists in Alaska are doing.<br>Scientists are actively trying to understand what's happening to the Earth's ...