The Arctic Seafloor Is Degrading and Could Be a Climate Time Bomb
Up to a trillion tons of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, may be locked away in the decaying ocean floor of a vast Arctic continental shelf.
The Ground Is Literally Exploding Due to Climate Change in Siberia, and It’s Going to Get Worse
“It is a pure stroke of luck” that none of the explosions and their giant craters have "caused loss of life or infrastructure damage,” said one scientist.
Scientists Revive Tiny Animals Frozen for 24,000 Years In Arctic Permafrost
The tiny multicellular microbes sprang back to life and produced offspring after 24,000 years.
Scientists in the Arctic's 'Ice Factory' Found a Worrying Sign of Climate Change
For 40 days last fall, an expedition collected samples that confirm the thaw of the Arctic’s mysterious subsea permafrost.
The Arctic Is on Fire Again, and It's Even Worse This Time
Siberian fires are releasing record amounts of carbon dioxide after months of unseasonably warm temperatures in the Arctic, even surpassing last year's blazes.
A Massive Oil Spill in the Arctic Has Turned a River Red
Russia declared a state of emergency after a power plant spilled 20,000 metric tons of oil and diesel fuel into a river in the Arctic Circle. The possible cause: melting permafrost due to climate change.
This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die
There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Scientist Is Pretty Sure Revived Nematodes Are Actually 41,000-Years Old
But skeptics say more research is needed to confirm that soil samples were not contaminated by younger worms.
This 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Was Found in Siberian Permafrost
Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
Arctic Warming Will Cost At Least $24 Trillion More Than We Thought, Study Finds
The economic losses of climate change, both past and future, are outlined in two new studies this week.
Scientists Reawaken Cells From a 28,000-Year-Old Mammoth
Yuka the woolly mammoth died a long time ago, but scientists gave her cells a short second life in mouse egg cells.
Mammoth Tusks Found in Melting Permafrost Are Being Sold as 'Ivory'
Scientists found that a number of ivory trinkets sold in Cambodia were actually made from mammoth.