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Ground collapse as a result of permafrost thaw, Misaw Lake in west-central Canada. Photo: Britta San

Permafrost warming at a global scale

During the last decade permafrost temperatures have increased by 0,3 °C globally.

Drought

Drought hits rivers first and more strongly than agriculture

A new study by researchers from Germany and Sweden has revealed the development of drought impacts, like in this summer, across Europe

Thawing permafrost in Siberian tundra. Photo: Gustaf Hugelius

Another clue in the search for the missing ice age carbon

For the very first time, researchers have estimated the amount of organic carbon stored within the permafrost of the Last Glacial Maximum.