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Arctic Permafrost is Thawing Faster than Expected

Subsurface ice wedges often form polygon shapes in the Arctic landscape

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North Slope permafrost thawing sooner than expected

New projections of permafrost change in northern Alaska suggest far-reaching effects will come sooner than expected, scientists reported this week at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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Summer in the Arctic

NREL researchers are experimenting with adding wind and photovoltaic solar energy systems at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole. The new station originally was supposed to include renewable energy systems, but contruction delays and oth

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UAF professor leads Arctic ecosystem science initiative

University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Vladimir Romanovsky has been named chief scientist for a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to study Arctic ecosystems. The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic leadership team in May appointed

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Bad news: Scientists say we could be underestimating Arctic methane emissions

BARROW, AK – A new study examined methane emissions at sites on Alaska’s North Slope, south of Barrow, and found that cold-season emissions make up a significant portion of the methane emitted from the Arctic throughout the year. This is a fact not reflec

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Science, and a University, Draw a Russian to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS—Scientific opportunities brought permafrost researcher Vladimir Romanovsky from Russia to Alaska.

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Next-Generation Geophysical Characterization of Arctic Ecosystems

Berkeley Lab geophysical team contributing to a predictive understanding of Arctic ecosystem feedbacks to climate

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Tracking Carbon in the Alaskan Arctic

Researchers trace carbon through Arctic soils and find an unlikely source of methane and surprisingly low methane oxidation in watersheds throughout northern Alaska.

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Warming Could Mean Major Thaw for Alaskan Permafrost

This was not the case 5 years ago...

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Study Combines Field Experiments, Predictive Modeling to Look at How Forests Worldwide Respond to Climate Change

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play key roles in an expansive new project that aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus by coupling field research with the

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