permafrost

tech-science

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.
Becky Ferreira
6.13.19
climate change

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.
Becky Ferreira
4.23.19
Motherboard

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.
Becky Ferreira
3.12.19
climate change

Scientists Used Satellites to Spot Arctic Methane From Space

An experimental technique for measuring potent methane emissions in the Arctic proved successful.
Sarah Emerson
12.13.18
permafrost

Arctic Towns, Railways, and Pipelines At Risk of Permafrost Thaw Damage

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.
Becky Ferreira
12.11.18
horses

Melting Permafrost Reveals Gnarly 30,000-Year-Old Baby Horse

“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.”
Becky Ferreira
8.24.18
That's Not Good

Climate Change Could Unleash Huge Amounts of Mercury From Permafrost

Turns out permafrost soil contains nearly twice as much mercury as all other soils, the ocean, and the atmosphere combined.
Becky Ferreira
2.6.18
Geohazards

Icy Debris Blobs Are Creeping Closer to Alaska's Only Road to the Arctic

Twenty three “frozen debris lobes” are nearing Alaska’s Dalton Highway, and climate change could be to blame.
Sarah Emerson
11.30.17
climate change

‘Hotspots’ in the Arctic Permafrost Are Dumping Methane Into the Atmosphere

Methane-sniffing airplanes have mapped the release of a powerful greenhouse gas in Canada's Arctic.
Kate Lunau
7.19.17
climate change

Sea Level Rise Will Completely Reshape Canada by 2100

Vancouver, Halifax, and Tuktoyaktuk are on the front lines.
Kate Lunau
6.28.17
future proofing

The Doomsday Seed Vault Is Getting Upgrades to Withstand Climate Change

It flooded earlier this year and now it’s getting waterproofed.
Lisa Cumming
6.13.17
climate change

I Travelled to the Arctic to Plunge a Probe Into the Thawing Permafrost

Climate change is completely reshaping the region.
Sarah Hewitt
4.1.17
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