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Melting permafrost reveals first-ever preserved Ice Age cave bear

Yakutsk - After more than 20,000 years, Siberia's melting permafrost has revealed an amazingly well-preserved body of a cave bear. The bear still has intact fur, soft tissues and internal organs, including its nose.

Extinct Mammoth may get protected status due to climate crisis

Activists and officials in northern Russia have warned of a “gold rush” for mammoth ivory as prospectors dig up tusks and other woolly mammoth remains that can net a small fortune on the Chinese market.

Methane bubbles in melting permafrost a very serious warning

Something strange is happening on Bely Island in the Kara Sea. Fifteen large bubbles have been found in the melting permafrost, and when someone steps on one, it will tremble, sort of like a water-bed.
 

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Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony inspects ignited methane gas shooting from a hole ...
Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony inspects ignited methane gas shooting from a hole in the ice on the surface of a pond on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The naturally occurring phenomenon is enhanced by thawing permafrost and increased plant decay.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks student researchers Dragos Vas and Sudipta Sarkar measure methane bub...
University of Alaska Fairbanks student researchers Dragos Vas and Sudipta Sarkar measure methane bubbles rising from an Interior Alaska lake.
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