Arctic Summer warmest ever in over 100,000 years

arctic tundra

Rapidly receding glaciers within the Canadian Arctic have created an opportunity for scientists to gather samples of the ancient delicate vegetation that has been preserved under the ice. Once exposed they soon start to get destroyed by the wind and water, so before that happened there exists a narrow window in which samples can be … Read more

Accelerated Carbon Dioxide emissions from Alaskan tundra

A new study has exposed the reality of a fear that has existing for some time. As the permafrost increasingly thaws the organic carbon that is trapped there gets released. A new study of this in Alaska has revealed that this is exactly what is now happening. A paper that describes this study is available on PNAS, and is … Read more