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New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10 Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.

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Published on : 10 Jun 2014

Study advances understanding of volcanic eruptions

Volcanic eruptions vary from common, small eruptions that have little impact on humans and the environment to rare, large-to-gigantic eruptions so massive they can threaten civilizations.   

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Published on : 16 Oct 2012