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Feds' permafrost land grab in Alaska has national implications

Capital Press - ‎May 26, 2016‎
At issue is the vast expanse of Alaska that is covered by permafrost. By definition, this land is permanently frozen. Nevertheless, unelected federal bureaucrats believe they can regulate permafrost as “waters of the United States” under the Clean ...
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Permafrost thaw dumps climate-warming soil into Arctic Ocean: study

Nunatsiaq News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Accelerating permafrost melt means more rich soil is flowing into the Arctic Ocean where its carbon - an element at the basis of most living organisms - will seep back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas.

Unlike for permafrost the source of methane escaping out of the Arctic Ocean and into the atmosphere through cracks ...

Seeker - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Unlike for permafrost the source of methane escaping out of the Arctic Ocean and into the atmosphere through cracks in the sea ice is uncertain.

Global Warming to Spur More Fires in Alaska, in Turn Causing More Warming

InsideClimate News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
And while climate change is the prime culprit, the fires will also intensify global warming. Burning organic soils and thawing permafrost will send even more CO2 into the atmosphere, according to Higuera and other scientists who study ecosystem changes ...
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The Measure of a Fog: Carbon

Undark Magazine - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A few miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska, you can step inside the permafrost. The Army Corps of Engineers tunneled into a hillside here in the 1960s, yielding a passageway lined with ancient soils, ice wedges, and fossils.

How Did That Pesky Virus End Up in Our DNA?

Huffington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
Two weeks ago I discussed a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude: “Our results further substantiate the possibility ...

PNNL helps lead national microbiome initiative

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎15 hours ago‎
Last year, Jansson used an array of technologies to show the versatility of microbes that live in permafrost, which is a reservoir for a huge amount of carbon.
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G7 nations pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
G7 leaders plant trees at Ise Jingu shrine in Kashikojima, Japan. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images. Karl Mathiesen · @karlmathiesen · email.

'Ecosystem engineers': Arctic foxes build gardens on tundra, biologists say - ‎May 26, 2016‎
... Bay coast from Cape Churchill to just south of Broad River, within Wapusk National Park. Some of the sites may be hundreds of years old, as foxes tend to use the same dens over and over because it takes a lot of energy to dig into the permafrost ...

Globálne oteplenie môže zastaviť bohatšia vegetácia arktickej oblasti - ‎4 hours ago‎
Polovica pozemského uhlíka a dusíka je uložená v arktických ekosystémoch na trvalo zamrznutej pôde známej ako permafrost. Tím vedcov z univerzity vo švédskom Lunde, z dánskej Kodanskej univerzity a z Centra pre permafrost na čele s Johannesom ...

Da taut sich was zusammen

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In jedem Jahr seines mittlerweile über 20-jährigen Berufslebens als Permafrost-Forscher habe er ein, zwei oder gar drei Monate draußen in den Forschungsgebieten verbracht – auf den Stationen in der sibirischen Arktis, auf Spitzbergen oder der ...
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Climate Damage Threatens Heritage Sites

Truthdig - ‎19 hours ago‎
They list some of the climate threats to the sites, including damage from extreme wind and rainfall, coastal erosion, flooding and increasing damp.

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎17 hours ago‎
As the permafrost is thawing there, coastlines across Russia are falling into the ocean, along with rivers dumping massive amounts of carbon into the ocean, which is all combining to ramp up the acidification, which is bad news for all things living in ...

Pedal power

Kenosha News - ‎9 hours ago‎
He said the June events are about the fun and safety of cycling. “We like to promote wearing bright colors and helmets,” Kreuser said.
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Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are mating and creating pizzlies and grolars

National Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Polar bears need the ice - that's where the seals and walruses they eat live. They don't hibernate, and they don't travel south of the tundra.
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Government should weigh feasibility of a Northern Corridor: experts (subscription) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Canadian Pacific Railway, the TransCanada Highway, and the St. Lawrence Seaway were major national infrastructure projects that opened up the country for economic development.
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World War I conference adds to Yukon history

Yukon News - ‎May 26, 2016‎
During the three days of talks at the High Country Inn, delegates were treated to a special presentation of wartime newsreels that were excavated from permafrost in Dawson City in 1978. The late afternoon of Tuesday, May 10, the Yukon Archives unveiled ...

President's weekly report — May 27, 2016

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) (press release) (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, our recently filed challenge to the Corps' attempted regulation of permafrost. That issue was of keen interest to the Subcommittee's chairman, Senator Sullivan of Alaska.

200000 year old soil found at mysterious crater, a 'gate to the subterranean world'

The Siberian Times - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Batagaika started to form in 1960s after a chunk of forest was cleared: the land sunk, and has continued to do so, evidently speeded by recent warmer temperatures melting the permafrost. Picture: Alexander Gabyshev. Many Yakutian people are said to be ...

Travel Q&A: River of hungry salmon awaits in Arctic Russia

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎19 hours ago‎
It's more like Nome, Alaska - rolling hills covered with tundra-like permafrost - and it's close to the sea. Not many trees, no big forests.