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What counts for our climate: Carbon budgets untangled
The more CO2 we emit from burning coal and oil and gas, the more we heat our climate -- this sounds simple, and it is. (2019-07-17)
Super salty, subzero Arctic water provides peek at possible life on other planets
A UW team has discovered thriving communities of bacteria in Alaskan 'cryopegs,' trapped layers of sediment with water so salty that it remains liquid at below-freezing temperatures. (2019-07-12)
Expert panel identifies top climate risks for Canada, potential for adaptation
An expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has identified Canada's top climate change risks and determined that many costs and damages could be avoided with prompt and thoughtful adaptation. (2019-07-08)
A 3D view of climatic behavior at the third pole
Research across several areas of the 'Third Pole' -- the high-mountain region centered on the Tibetan Plateau -- shows a seasonal cycle in how near-surface temperature changes with elevation. (2019-06-19)
100-year-old physics model replicates modern Arctic ice melt
A nearly 100-year-old physics model captures the essential mechanism of pattern formation and geometry of Arctic melt ponds. (2019-06-17)
Rapid retreat of Arctic coastline revealed in images from the air
Drone surveys have revealed extreme erosion on the Arctic coastline, highlight the ongoing change in the region in a warming climate. (2019-06-07)
Scientists get a grip on sloth family tree
A new study, by an international team of researchers led by academics at the University of York, challenges decades of scientific opinion concerning the evolutionary relationships of tree sloths and their extinct kin. (2019-06-06)
Could climate change make Siberia habitable for humans?
Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. (2019-06-06)
Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain
Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada's high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures. (2019-05-23)
Russian scientists discover one of the mechanisms of water formation on the moon
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered one of the mechanisms for how water forms on the moon. (2019-05-23)
Scientists discovered an entirely new reason for methane venting from the Arctic Shelf
Russian scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism of influence of salts migration on the degradation of gigantic intra permafrost gas (methane) hydrate reserves in the Arctic Shelf. (2019-05-21)
Climate change is giving old trees a growth spurt
Larch trees in the permafrost forests of northeastern China -- the northernmost tree species on Earth -- are growing faster as a result of climate change. (2019-05-09)
Arctic rivers provide fingerprint of carbon release from thawing permafrost
The feedback between a warming climate and accelerated release of carbon currently frozen into permafrost around the Arctic is one of the grand challenges in current climate research. (2019-05-07)
Rapid permafrost thaw unrecognized threat to landscape, global warming researcher warns
University of Guelph Prof. Merritt Turetsky and an international team of researchers asssessed abrupt thaw studies across the permafrost zone to estimate the overall effect. (2019-04-30)
Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy
Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change -- and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy. (2019-04-23)
The trouble with thaw
A recent study shows that nitrous oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about twelve times higher than previously assumed. (2019-04-12)
Driving a wedge into historic gaps of climate science
Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean. (2019-04-11)
New research reveals climate change secrets hidden in the Yukon permafrost
A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. (2019-04-10)
Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change
A new paper shows that air temperature is the 'smoking gun' behind climate change in the Arctic. (2019-04-07)
A slippery slope: How climate change is reshaping the Arctic landscape
Increasing ground temperatures in the Arctic are indicators of global climate change, but until recently, areas of cold permafrost were thought to be relatively immune to severe impacts. (2019-04-02)
Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2 to the atmosphere, exacerbating climate warming
Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. (2019-03-21)
New research from Arctic: Thawing permafrost peatlands may add to atmospheric CO2 burden
A new study led by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Montreal, in cooperation with researchers from various Nordic research institutions, finds that peatlands may strengthen the permafrost-carbon feedback by adding to the atmospheric CO2 burden post-thaw. (2019-03-01)
Many Arctic lakes give off less carbon than expected
New research by the University of Washington and US Geological Survey suggests many lakes in the Arctic pose little threat to global carbon levels, at least for now. (2019-02-11)
Diffusing the methane bomb: We can still make a difference
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, causing the carbon containing permafrost that has been frozen for tens or hundreds of thousands of years to thaw and release methane into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. (2019-02-06)
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
A UW-led team has found that early spring rainfall warms up a thawing permafrost bog in Alaska and promotes the growth of plants and methane-producing microbes. (2019-02-04)
A study shows an increase of permafrost temperature at a global scale
Permafrost, is an element of the cryosphere which has not been as much studied as other soils like glaciers or marine ice. (2019-01-17)
The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming
Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. (2019-01-16)
Record levels of mercury released by thawing permafrost in Canadian Arctic
Permafrost thaw slumps in the western Canadian Arctic are releasing record amounts of mercury into waterways, according to new research by University of Alberta ecologists. (2018-12-12)
Study: Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century
Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing permafrost in the next 30 years. (2018-12-11)
Organisms with small genomes, cells found thriving in hot soils
As our planet warms, what life will survive and thrive? (2018-11-05)
'Himalayan gold' on the brink
Stanford researchers show how warmer winters and booming demand for one of the world's most expensive medicinal species may hurt ecosystems and communities in the Himalayas. (2018-10-23)
Arctic greening thaws permafrost, boosts runoff
A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north's tundra and vast permafrost system. (2018-10-17)
Rapid, widespread changes may be coming to Antarctica's Dry Valleys, study finds
Antarctica's sandy polar desert, the McMurdo Dry Valleys, has undergone changes over the past decade and the recent discovery of thawing permafrost, thinning glaciers and melting ground ice by a Portland State University-led research team are signs that rapid and widespread change could be on the horizon. (2018-10-09)
Alaskan carbon assessment has implications for national climate policy
A collection of articles in Ecological Applications provides a synthesis of the Alaska terrestrial and aquatic carbon cycle. (2018-10-05)
Mineral weathering from thawing permafrost can release substantial CO2
The amount of carbon dioxide released from thawing permafrost might be greater than previously thought, according to a new study by University of Alberta ecologists. (2018-09-19)
Paris climate targets could be exceeded sooner than expected
A new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate targets. (2018-09-17)
Wetlands are key for accurate greenhouse gas measurements in the Arctic
The Arctic is rapidly warming, with stronger effects than observed elsewhere in the world. (2018-09-11)
Coastal erosion in the Arctic intensifies global warming
The loss of arctic permafrost deposits by coastal erosion could amplify climate warming via the greenhouse effect. (2018-09-10)
Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws
Permafrost soils store large quantities of frozen carbon and play an important role in regulating Earth's climate. (2018-09-03)
In warming Arctic, major rivers show surprising changes in carbon chemistry
New research suggests that the same factors driving the Arctic's changing climate are fueling a geological response that could play a small part in counteracting those changes' malign effects. (2018-08-28)
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