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By Chris Baraniuk, Knowable Magazine
Ground is collapsing and massive lakes are draining in a matter of days. Thawing permafrost is having profound effects on the region and its infrastructure.
By Mark J. Lara, The Conversation
The frozen layer of soil that has underlain the Arctic tundra for millennia is now starting to thaw. This thawing, which could release vast amounts of greenhouse gases, is already changing the Arctic landscape by causing landslides, draining lakes, and…
By Ed Struzik, Yale Environment 360
Rising sea levels will threaten three times more people in the next 30 years than previously thought, according to the latest scientific estimates. Among the hundreds of millions of people worldwide facing the threat are the 400 residents of Newtok,…
By Stephanie Sy, Richard Coolidge, Casey Kuhn
Humanity only has a handful of decades to determine the future of our planet.
By Julia Griffin, Nsikan Akpan
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists have mapped out much of the genetic code of the extinct woolly mammoth, opening the door to the possibility of recreating the animal and perhaps other extinct species within the next 20 years.
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