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Sunlight controls the fate of carbon released from thawing arctic permafrost


August 21, 2014

headwaters of the Sagavanirktok River Just how much arctic permafrost will thaw in the future and how fast heat-trapping carbon dioxide will be released from those warming soils is a topic of lively debate among climate scientists. Full Story

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