Siberian fires are releasing record amounts of carbon dioxide after months of unseasonably warm temperatures in the Arctic, even surpassing last year's blazes.
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.
But skeptics say more research is needed to confirm that soil samples were not contaminated by younger worms.
Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.
The economic losses of climate change, both past and future, are outlined in two new studies this week.
Yuka the woolly mammoth died a long time ago, but scientists gave her cells a short second life in mouse egg cells.
Scientists found that a number of ivory trinkets sold in Cambodia were actually made from mammoth.
An experimental technique for measuring potent methane emissions in the Arctic proved successful.
About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.
“This is the first find in the world of a prehistoric horse of such a young age and with such an amazing level of preservation.”
Turns out permafrost soil contains nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean, and the atmosphere combined.