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December 21, 2014

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5:00 PM | Most of Alaska's Permafrost Could Melt This Century
Permafrost in Alaska's iconic Denali National Park and other areas could all but disappear by the end of this century, new research suggests.

December 04, 2014

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2:45 AM | pbsdigitalstudios: A warming climate is threatening to bring a...
pbsdigitalstudios: A warming climate is threatening to bring a mysterious, dormant bacteria back to life. What does that mean for us? http://to.pbs.org/permafrost Researchers at Berkeley Lab have descended on Barrow, Alaska to study permafrost — soil that remains frozen throughout the seasons, often for thousands of years. They’re interested in permafrost because it has the potential to release an enormous amount of greenhouse gases in a short amount of time if rising

December 02, 2014

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2:00 PM | The Hidden Perils of Permafrost
For thousands of years, mysterious bacteria have remained dormant in the Arctic permafrost. Now, a warming climate threatens to bring them back to life. What does that mean for the rest of us?
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