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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Permafrost Line Recedes 130 Km In 50 Years

Quebec City, Canada (SPX) Feb 18, 2010
The southern limit of permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, is now 130 kilometers further north than it was 50 years ago in the James Bay region, according to two researchers from the Department of Biology at Universite Laval.

In a recent issue of the scientific journal Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Serge Payette and Simon Thibault suggest that, if the trend continues, permafrost in the region will completely disappear in the near future.

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Permafrost_Line_Recedes_130_Km_In_50_Years_999.html

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