Thawing Arctic lakes are bubbling methane, greatly amplifying global warming

An understudied phenomenon may double the amount of methane released into the atmosphere by the thawing Arctic permafrost.

Perfectly preserved 40,000-year-old foal belonging to now-extinct horse found in Siberian Permafrost

The baby horse still has its fur coat and hoofs.

There are vast quantities of mercury in the permafrost. With global warming, it’s now seeping away

Another problem caused by climate change.

Thawing permafrost might cost us trillions in the long run

Specialists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Colorado estimate that the effects of climate change are going to take a hefty toll on our economy — $326 trillion in damage by the year 2200, roughly $201 million each hour, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Scientists have finally climbed to the bottom of one of Siberia’s mysterious holes

Scientists have finally climbed to the bottom of one of Siberia’s mysterious holes, and they have come up with some interesting information – and some amazing pics. In case you’re not up to date, scientists started observing some mysterious craters in Siberia. The pseudoscience media had a field day – and so did conspiracy theorists. Could it be aliens? War

Scientists revive 700 year old virus to see if it still “works”

Scientists have resurrected a 700 year old virus form Canadian permafrost and showed that even after several centuries of lumbering, viruses can remain… well. virulent. This could have significant implications, because as global warming continues melt more and more permafrost, unknown viruses could be released into the environment – and there’s currently no way of telling what the effects will be

Mysterious Siberian craters attributed to methane. Permafrost methane release might have begun

The “mysterious” craters in Siberia have actually been caused by methane seeping from the melting permafrost. No rockets, no meteorites, no aliens – sorry, just global warming at it again.

A 30,000 year-old virus is active again after it thawed from Siberian permafrost

It sounds like the synopsis for an apocalyptic movie: scientists uncover a dormant 30,000 years old virus trapped frozen deep in the Siberian permafrost, after it thawed however the researchers were astonished to find the virus was still active and began to infect. The bad news: it’s not a movie plot, this is for real and it was just recently

Canadian Arctic bacterium offers clues to life on Mars

A team of Canadian researchers has discovered a bacterium that thrives in the Arctic regions, much below freezing point, at -15 degrees C in one the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth. The discovery of the bacterium Planococcus halocryophilus OR1 was made in Ellesmere Island, Canada, a part of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, well in the Arctic archipelago.