Melting Permafrost Changes the Landscape and Way of Life in Alaska

March 28, 2014 by  
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At one point, permanently-frozen ground, or permafrost , covered nearly 1/4 of the land on Earth — but that’s changing as global warming is melting the ice and changing the landscape in places like Siberia , Arctic Canada, and Alaska. Generations of ice, some of it hundreds of thousands of years old or more, has started slowly softening over the past 30 years. Now, roads, houses, and entire towns constructed in years past are collapsing and being ripped apart by the shifting earth. Read the rest of Melting Permafrost Changes the Landscape and Way of Life in Alaska Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alaska , carbon , Climate Change , climate refugees , collapsed buildings , destroyed roads , Disaster Relief , greenhouse gasses , houses on stilts , melting permafrost , methane , natural disasters , permafrost , public infrastructure , Sustainable Building , thermal raft        

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