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Our Permafrost is Thawing – And With it Bacteria and Viruses

At the ends of the world, what was long frozen is starting to thaw. When scientists pull drill cores from deep under the surface of the Arctic, they find the ground is warming year on year, a consequence of our efforts to dig up carbon and pump it into the atmosphere. Some chunks of permafrost have […]

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Climate Change

As the Arctic Warms, These Rivers Are Slowing Down

Permafrost is the understructure of the Arctic, but it’s thawing at a drastic pace, putting infrastructure and landscape in peril. Researchers wanted to ascertain how rising temperatures and thawing permafrost are affecting the movement of the Arctic’s large rivers. A new study published in Nature Climate Change found that such rivers’ channel migration is actually decreasing. Rivers across Alaska and Canada’s Yukon and […]

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