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Melting permafrost below Arctic lakes becoming very dangerous

The Arctic's permafrost is supposed to stay frozen, but with climate change warming the Earth, we have been witnessing some gradual thawing. However, a new study shows a dramatic increase in the thawing that poses some real dangers to our planet.

Fracking: Methane levels 1000 higher than EPA stats at some wells

West Lafayette - The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,000 times greater than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.

Hazards of 6000 gas leaks in aging pipes under Washington D.C.

Washington - Teams of researchers from Boston University and North Carolina’s Duke University have discovered almost 6,000 potentially hazardous gas leaks in aging pipeline infrastructure below the streets of Washington, D.C.

Siberian cave study warns of permafrost thaw tipping point

Evidence assembled from stalactite and stalagmite formations in frozen caves in Siberia by a team of international scientists led by Oxford University gives some clues as to what might happen if global temperatures continue to rise.

The Big Thaw: Permafrost thaw to cause significant Global Warming

Thawing of permafrost is expected to cause significant additional global warming, not yet accounted for in climate predictions, warn scientists attached to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in a report released this week..

Tundra exhales methane when winter comes

When the summer ends, Greenland's tundra freezes up again. That leads to an enormous release of methane gas, contrary to expectations.
 

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Satellite image of the District of Colombia with bar charts showing where natural gas leaks were loc...
Satellite image of the District of Colombia with bar charts showing where natural gas leaks were located under city streets and the concentrations of methane identified. Higher bars indicate higher concentrations in parts per million.
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