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Not-so-permanent permafrost

As much as 44 billion tons of nitrogen and 850 billion tons of carbon stored in arctic permafrost, or frozen ground, could be released into the environment as the region begins to thaw over the next century as a result of ...

dateOct 29, 2012 in Environment
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Cold wind makes Norwegian Sea warmer

(—The Gulf Stream and the warm waters it brings are one reason the climate is milder along the Norwegian coastline than other places so far north. Researchers now know that the Gulf Stream is not only driven from ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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