How horses can save the permafrost

New mitigation strategy bears great potential University of Hamburg Permafrost soils in the Arctic are thawing. As they do, large additional quantities of greenhouse gases could be released, accelerating climate change. In Russia, experiments are now being conducted in which herds of horses, bison and reindeer are being used to combat this effect. A study…

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NASA Flights Detect Millions of Arctic Methane Hotspots

From NASA Feature | February 18, 2020 The image shows a thermokarst lake in Alaska. Thermokarst lakes form in the Arctic when permafrost thaws. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech By Esprit Smith, NASA’s Earth Science News Team The Arctic is one of the fastest warming places on the planet. As temperatures rise, the perpetually frozen layer of soil,…

NOAA Ecologist Re-arms Debunked Arctic Carbon Time Bomb

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton From the “I couldn’t make this sort of schist up, if I was trying files”… Scientists feared unstoppable emissions from melting permafrost. They may have already started.The Arctic is a ticking time bomb that’s close to going off. By Brian Resnick@B_resnickbrian@vox.com Dec 12, 2019 […] Every year, the National…

No laughing matter

From The Harvard Gazette The warming Arctic permafrost may be releasing more nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, than previously thought By Caitlin McDermott-Murphy Harvard Correspondent DateJune 6, 2019 About a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost. Now, it turns out these permanently frozen beds of soil, rock, and sediment are actually…