Tag Archives: Alaska

Climate Change Impact? USGS Says Permafrost in Central Alaska Thawing Faster Than Believed

One-fourth of the permafrost underneath Alaska could thaw by the end of the century, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists after using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data. The survey projected that the near-surface permafrost that currently underlies 38% of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16% to 24% by 2100. Permafrost declines are more likely in ...

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Death of Millions of Starfish Likely Caused by Virus

An epidemic across the ocean ecosystem caused by a pathogen agent that has been present for decades have led to the death of millions of starfish in recent months on the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico, according to a recent research. “It is not a new agent, and it might be a virus,” Pete Raimondi, a professor in the ...

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Scientists Discovered Remains of Ice Age Infants in Alaska

The scientists have unearthed remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, bringing in new insights into the burial practices and other related rituals of early society. These findings represent the oldest human remains ever found in northern North America. Researcher at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in the US, Ben ...

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