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Army Corps sued for massive, illegal permafrost land grab in Alaska

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) (press release) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Fairbanks, Alaska; May 3, 2016: The Army Corps of Engineers is illegally imposing its control over tens of millions of acres in Alaska by impermissibly labeling permafrost as “wetlands” subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. This ...

A New Tipping Point for the Disappearing Arctic

Hakai Magazine - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Here, rising temperatures are causing the permafrost that holds the ground together to quickly thaw. The Chukchi Sea's stormy swells, ever battering the shore, are gaining new strength over the loosened earth.

Graduates stuck in pay freeze permafrost

BBC News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
If graduates are feeling like they never get any better off, despite having a degree, maybe that's because they really are getting poorer.

Is oil's rally trickling down?

bnn.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
The company says its “advanced cellular concrete” offers cost and labour savings in frost-susceptible or permafrost conditions.

Back from the dead: Russians revive pre-historic amoebae

Russia Beyond the Headlines - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Researchers from St. Petersburg State University (SPbU), and the Institute of Physico-chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science, have revived several species of pre-historic amoebae discovered in the Arctic permafrost. This research was ...

A Smarter Way to Price Climate into Oil

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
When it comes to fossil fuels, oil has had the hardest time shedding its excess weight in greenhouse gas emissions. Oil maintains its monopoly in the transport sector, with alternatives that are not yet mainstream.

A former UAF professor's next mission: Ending extreme poverty

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎6 hours ago‎
He hopes to finish that degree this year with an analysis on the impact on permafrost from off-road seismic exploration in winter on the North Slope.

Media Outlets Discover 'America's First Climate Refugees' -- For The 3rd Time In 3 Years

Daily Caller - ‎14 hours ago‎
The island village of Kivalina, an Alaska Native community of 400 people the White House chose to highlight as a community at risk from rising sea levels, can be seen from Air Force One as U.S.

'Foreign Policy' Salutes the Cryosphere

GlacierHub - ‎20 hours ago‎
The word sounds like some kind of secret realm, possibly involving dead people, but it's really ice, snow, glaciers, and permafrost. The cryosphere is all the frozen places on Earth, or more specifically, all the frozen water on Earth. There's just one ...

Adolf Hitler, John Lennon, Bowie or Prince: Could they be cloned?

Daily Star - ‎8 hours ago‎
Meanwhile in Russia, where Hitler's bones are being stored, scientists have begun to clone extinct cave lions after the discovery of two ancient cubs in perfect condition in the Siberian permafrost. Researchers in Siberia are opening a new laboratory ...

What if a parent decided not to vaccinate a child based on this unacountable opinnion?

The Laconia Daily Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
A recent paper out of Dartmouth College published in March of this year - yes, Dartmouth right here in New Hampshire - looked at the release of CO2 from thawing permafrost. Guess they must also be part of this great government conspiracy, right Don.
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Forest Fires Strike N India, Threaten to Melt Glaciers, Damage Ecosystem

Sputnik International - ‎16 hours ago‎
Forest fires in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand could have a catastrophic effect on Himalayan glaciers, experts warn. The fires could affect the Permafrost of the glaciers, and even scar the ecosystem. NDRF teams on the ground containing the ...

Despite the risk, western Nunavut communities want gold mine jobs

Nunatsiaq News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Federal agencies also reported on the potential risks for other wildlife species including muskoxen, wolverines, bears, seals, birds and fish, and to the environment - within an uncertain future created by climate change and warming permafrost ...

Bakken wells drove a sudden reversal of global decline in ethane emissions

MinnPost - ‎18 hours ago‎
While it's possible to measure the total methane concentration in the atmosphere, it's difficult to say exactly where that methane came from, because there are so many possibilities: thawing permafrost in the Arctic, emissions from landfills and ...

How to weather the next few years of climate change

People's World - ‎15 hours ago‎
Each new study brings more bad news-about melting permafrost, ocean acidification, extreme weather, and on and on. And we know from the history of the last few years, when challenged by facts and reality (and struggle), right-wing hacks will escalate ...
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Obama administration warns of 'climate refugees' due to rapid Arctic warming

The Guardian - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
“The changing climate isn't just about melting permafrost, it's having a huge impact upon cultures,” said Catherine McKenna, Canada's environment minister, who met with Jewell in Quebec.

Frontier of Change

KNBA - ‎5 hours ago‎
And the effects are serious: the coastline is eroding, permafrost is melting, and traditional animal migration patterns are changing.
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Doomsday Scenario: Climate Change No. 1 Global Catastrophic Risk

Morning News USA - ‎22 hours ago‎
As a result of high climate sensitivity, greenhouse emissions could bring about what the report calls “catastrophic climate change,” resulting in the melting of arctic permafrost and causing the release of methane in the atmosphere (methane is a potent ...

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The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
“Well,” said Hargreaves with a hearty laugh, “Canada does have good storage facilities below the permafrost.” Cutline: The Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail opens at 425 Wellington St. W., Toronto, on April 30 for a run ending June 26.

Railroaded

Brantford Expositor - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
We see that the enemy is growing stronger - farmlands are drying and coral reefs dying, ice sheets are melting and oceans rising, and thawing permafrost is leaking methane into the atmosphere - yet we foolishly waste precious time planning new ...
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