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The trouble with thaw


April 11, 2019

A recent study shows that nitrous oxide emissions from thawing Alaskan permafrost are about 12 times higher than previously assumed. About one fourth of the Northern Hemisphere is covered in permafrost, which is thawing at an increasing rate. As temperatures increase, the peat releases more and more greenhouse gases. And even though researchers are monitoring carbon dioxide and methane, no one seems to be watching the most potent greenhouse gas: nitrous oxide. Full Story

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