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The Economist - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
THE harbour may be frozen, but that does not stop a ferry with a few intrepid tourists on board from making its way through the ice to Suomenlinna, a former fortress and popular sightseeing spot near Helsinki.

Melting permafrost and the sliding future of ski tourism

Times of Malta - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Permafrost is a layer of soil or rock debris that has been permanently frozen wherever the ground temperature was below 0˚C for at least two years.

Yukon to feel impacts of climate change

Whitehorse Star (subscription) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Backing up the temperature findings is the widespread melting of glaciers and sea ice and degrading permafrost. “Yukon has lost 22 per cent of its glacial cover,” the report states.

Yukon climate warming twice as fast as elsewhere, research says

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Some of those problematic changes are already apparent in Yukon, Streicker said, pointing to more frequent and dramatic flood events, and melting permafrost. "Wherever you've got infrastructure like roads or buildings on top of that permafrost, that's ...

5 things to do in Edmonton this weekend

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
What: Can you survive permafrost and the frozen undead? That's the question being posed by the organizers behind the Deadcold Run - a timed five-kilometre race and obstacle course that will be set up in Hawrelak Park on Monday.
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Three Ways Climate Change Affects the Arctic Real Estate Market

Inverse - ‎10 hours ago‎
Depending on where you are, a melting permafrost could throw a pretty serious wrench in your dream-home plans. Through much of the Arctic, it's so cold that the ground is frozen all year round.

The Road to the Top of the World

New York Times - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
In the Arctic, roads are magical. They appear in the fall and melt in the spring. Others, buckled by permafrost, undulate in the snow.

QUEEN'S PARK: Ontario's changing climate

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... more variability in weather, including severe wind, ice and rain with potential effects that include flooding, soil erosion, infrastructure damage and power system outages; permafrost in the Hudson Bay Lowlands may melt, altering the unique ...

Arctic roadbuilding presents icy challenges

Journal of Commerce - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
To protect the permafrost, the design only uses fills. Geotextile fabric is placed between the existing ground and the construction materials along the entire highway.
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Ancient Martian lakes may have harboured life, researchers say

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Mars water discovery just 1 piece of the puzzle · Permafrost may not be habitable for microbes - so is Mars? BLOG | Forget life on Mars, how about life inside moons?
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A new form of frozen water? Scientists reveal new ice with record-low density

Phys.Org - ‎10 hours ago‎
It was long believed that these cages could maintain their structural integrity only when housing "guest molecules" such as methane, which fills an abundance of natural clathrates found on the ocean floor and in permafrost. Like the European team ...

Around the world in 80 trains: Tibet

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎19 hours ago‎
Passing through an earthquake zone, the train travels on more than 300 miles of track built on permafrost that is vulnerable to temperature change - a problem engineers solved by circulating liquid nitrogen below the rail bed to keep it frozen year-round.

Searchmont Resort – Celebrate Family Day!

Wawa-news.com - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Searchmont Resort is pleased to announce our annual Family Day Celebration events, taking place on Monday February 15th, 2016. We have a full day of fun planned including live music from Permafrost, a lunch BBQ and bonfire, face painting and much, ...

Biosurfactant as a Promoter of Methane Hydrate Formation: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies

Nature.com - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Enormous amount of untapped NGHs are distributed in permafrost regions and in deep sea sediments. Successful commercialization of NGHs would require efficient and safe technology for their generation, dissociation, storage and transportation.

The heat is on for the Cubs and the White Sox, but for different reasons

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎12 hours ago‎
Why, yes, I do know that this is February in Chicago and that it's not unusual for someone to stumble upon a perfectly preserved 1970 Ford LTD in the permafrost. And I am indeed aware that there's a groundhog somewhere that wants to tell us we have six ...

Climate change deteriorates water quality in the Himalayas affecting 40 percent of world's population

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Tibetan Plateau has an extensive permafrost cover and there is a lot of carbon stored in it. The temperature in the area has been increasing for the past 500 years and the climate in the central plateau has been warming more than other regions in the ...
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Fossils May Last Longer in Colder Climates

Archaeology - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
“While bone preservation in Arctic regions is aided by cold temperatures and the presence of permafrost, considerably more bone has been lost over time in regions farther south—in fact, at a faster rate than the sediments in which they were deposited ...

Court Rules Siberian Ice Princess Will Stay With Researchers

New Historian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Also known as the Siberian Ice Princess, the ancient tattooed mummy of a young woman was discovered preserved in the permafrost on the Ukok Plateau and subsequently removed from her tomb by Russian archaeologists in 1993. Until a few years ago the ...

Legal bid fails to rebury remains of 2500 year old tattooed 'ice princess'

The Siberian Times - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
After archeologists dug up the ancient mummy - preserved in permafrost - natural disasters were unleashed in Siberia, court told.
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'Cauliflowers' on Mars could be a sign of ancient alien life

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
'Some of the coldest and driest permafrost soils on earth are located in the high-elevation McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, but little is known about the permafrost microbial communities other than that microorganisms are present in these valleys ...
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