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Biologists: Greening Arctic Not Likely to Offset Permafrost Carbon Release


May 27, 2009

carbon balance in tundra As the frozen soil in the Arctic thaws, bacteria will break down organic matter, releasing long-stored carbon into the warming atmosphere. Full Story

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