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17Aug 17

Hidden diseases once frozen in ice are waking up

Permafrost soils are melting after thousands of years due to climate change, and they are releasing ancient viruses and bacteria. Frozen permafrost soil is perfect for preserving bacteria and viruses because it is cold, dark, and lacks oxygen. The risk from permafrost pathogens is still unknowable, but does not mean…

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Science Daily Tundra News

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The Tundra Biome. Read the latest research on the tundra including information on tundra ecology, energy resources and the effects of climate change on this biome.

Tundra Food Web

Video: Polar Bears

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A polar bear mom and her cubs rest in the snow.

Web Resources

Photo Gallery: Animals of the Arctic

WWF Arctic Programme Tweets

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    Summer doesn't last forever in the Arctic. Ice melt has slowed as we approach the annual minimum, says…

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