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  1. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    2012 was the 36th straight year of above-average global temperature

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... including parts of Alaska, western Canada, central Asia and the Antarctic were cooler. James Hansen, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said it was likely that an upcoming ...

  2. The Tibetan tundra's explosive secret

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environmental impact on the sensitive plateau. Methane hydrates have been found in Siberia, Alaska and northern Canada. All face impacts from global warming, but Tibet is most pressing due to its relatively high temperatures and thin layer of permafrost. While the permafrost in Alaska and Siberia will probably resist predicted temperature increases for more than 1,000 years, the Tibetan ...

  3. Arctic meltdown has a silver lining for business

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... times. Last March, Mead Treadwell, chairman of the US Arctic Research Commission, estimated that it would cost US$500 to ship a container from the Aleutian Islands, part of Alaska, to northern ...

  4. We lost a planet but solved that nagging puzzle

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... by the University of Alaska in 2006 discovered. The carbon stored in permafrost may emerge as methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Even Lapland was short of snow ...

  5. Chop and change

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the notion of man-made global warming. Japanese geophysicist Syun-Ichi Akasofu, founding director of the International Arctic Research Centre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, says data ...



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