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Antarctic offers insights into life on Mars

The cold permafrost of Antarctica houses bacteria that thrive at temperatures below freezing, where water is icy and nutrients are few and far between. Oligotrophs, slow-growing organisms that prefer environments where nutrients ...

dateJul 21, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers clarify impact of permafrost thaw

As the Earth's climate continues to warm, researchers are working to understand how human-driven emissions of carbon dioxide will affect the release of naturally occurring greenhouse gases from arctic permafrost. As the perennially ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Environment
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Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change, according to a Florida State University researcher.

dateApr 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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