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World's Largest Mercury Reserve Found Underneath Arctic Permafrost, And Climate Change Will Release It All

Researchers found the world's largest reserve of natural mercury hidden underneath Arctic permafrost. The discovery, however, comes with the warning that the toxic element may be released if the permafrost thaws due to climate change.

Earth/Environment February 7, 2018

Carbon Dioxide Dominates Greenhouse Gases Generated By Arctic's Thawing Permafrost

Melting permafrost in the Arctic produces carbon dioxide and methane that may further exacerbate warming climate. What conditions influence the release of these greenhouse gases?

Earth/Environment June 14, 2016

Scientists Still Concerned That Arctic Melt May Release Large Amounts Of Carbon

Researchers from the University of Georgia are studying a large deposit of ancient carbon, frozen in Arctic permafrost for thousands of years, and how it could possibly release massive amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere once it begins to thaw and decompose.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2015

Scientists Gain New Understanding About Methane-Producing Microbes in Arctic Permafrost

Research of microbes present in Arctic permafrost recently unveiled entirely new species of methane-producing microbes, but also gave scientists new insight into how these microbes live and survive in such extreme temperatures.

March 5, 2015

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