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Alaska Watchdog Orders Oil Well Shut-Downs

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has ordered oilfield operators in the North Slope to shut down wells with a design similar to one operated by BP that spilled oil and gas in April this..
OilPrice.com

Grave of medieval 'infant prince' is found in the Arctic

grave of medieval 'infant prince' is found in the arctic
Researchers from Tyumen State University say two iron knives were attached to the child who was found on a spur on the Vesakoyakha River in the Siberian permafrost.
MailOnline

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News video: Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cave Lion Cub Offers Chance to Study Ice Age DNA

Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cave Lion Cub Offers Chance to Study Ice Age DNA 01:50

This ancient lion cub was frozen for tens of thousands of years until he was found in the permafrost in Russia's Yakutia. Scientists estimate that the animal reportedly died up to 50,000 years ago,..
Source: Ruptly TV -

News video: 'Gold Rush': A Broke Down Dozer Can Only Sideline Parker's Crew For A Few Minutes

'Gold Rush': A Broke Down Dozer Can Only Sideline Parker's Crew For A Few Minutes 02:27

Parker's crew races to get down to gold rich pay in the next 2 days or they'll have to shut down Big Red. While digging through hard permafrost, Brennan Ruault breaks down in his dozer.
Source: Discovery Channel -

News video: Thawing permafrost in Alaska presents threats

Thawing permafrost in Alaska presents threats 04:36

NOAA says September's Arctic sea ice coverage was about 25 percent less than it was between 1981 and 2010. As America's only Arctic state, Alaska today faces unique challenges. One of those is the loss..
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Melting Arctic permafrost could unlock ancient diseases

melting arctic permafrost could unlock ancient diseases
Researchers have found that thawing permafrost - a layer of frozen soil that covers 25% of the Northern Hemisphere - could unleash ancient diseases such as anthrax and smallpox.
MailOnline

Remote Swiss town hit by second mudslide

remote swiss town hit by second mudslide
A river of mud has poured through Bondo in Switzerland after a landslide on Wednesday devastated the village and left eight people missing. An expert said melting permafrost was to blame.
MailOnline

Beautiful 900-year-old 'polar princess' is found in Russia

beautiful 900-year-old 'polar princess' is found in russia
The 'polar princess' was discovered in the Zeleny Yar burial site near Salekhard where she was buried in permafrost soil in the 12th century.
MailOnline

Thawing permafrost poses even greater global warming threat than previously thought, suggests study

As the world warms, methane trapped underneath the frozen tundra could be released, increasing the rate of warming in a vicious circle
Independent

Can ‘Fire Ice’ Replace Shale?

Scientists, researchers, and engineers have known for decades that there is an energy resource trapped inside ice and found under Arctic permafrost or beneath the ocean floor. Once thought to be rare..
OilPrice.com

Russian pirates pictured hunting for mammoth tusks

russian pirates pictured hunting for mammoth tusks
Photographer Amos Chapple has revealed a glimpse into the grueling, vodka-soaked lives of the poachers who mine illegally for mammoth remains in the Siberian permafrost.
MailOnline

Incredible pictures reveal the harsh of MAMMOTH pirates

incredible pictures reveal the harsh of mammoth  pirates
Photographer Amos Chapple has revealed a glimpse into the grueling, vodka-soaked lives of the poachers who mine illegally for mammoth remains in the Siberian permafrost.
MailOnline

Ancient civilisation emerges from permafrost in UK exhibition

British Museum offers insights into nomadic warriors who smoked cannabis and dined on cheese
FT.com

'Doomsday' seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of ice

'doomsday' seed vault entrance repaired after thaw of ice
The deep freeze vault, located on the Svalbard archipelago in Norway, was hit by surprise flooding last year after global warming caused surrounding Arctic permafrost to melt.
MailOnline

'Doomsday' seed vault designed to protect human food supply from global disasters flooded by melting Arctic permafrost

The doors of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, built to preserve humanity's food sources in the event of man-made or natural disasters, closed in 2008 and were not expected to be opened for many..
Independent

Doomsday Arctic seed vault 'breached after permafrost melts'


Telegraph.co.uk

'Doomsday' seed vault in the Arctic has FLOODED

'doomsday' seed vault in the arctic has flooded
The Global Seed Vault, designed to preserve the world’s food supply in the case of a ‘doomsday’ scenario, has been breached by meltwater from Arctic permafrost, officials say.
MailOnline

Melting ice could unleash deadly dormant viruses

melting ice could unleash deadly dormant viruses
A professor of microbiology at Aix-Marseille University in France has warned that thawing permafrost and industrial digging could release diseases that cause a global pandemic.
MailOnline

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