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.
Craig S. Smith
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.
Scientists Used Satellites to Spot Arctic Methane From Space
An experimental technique for measuring potent methane emissions in the Arctic proved successful.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
‘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.
Sea Level Rise Will Completely Reshape Canada by 2100
Vancouver, Halifax, and Tuktoyaktuk are on the front lines.