Photo Gallery: Dangers Frozen in Permafrost
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Photo Gallery: Dangers Frozen in Permafrost

Foto: AP / Edward Schuur / University of Florida

Melting Permafrost Scientists Warn of Dangers of Trapped Carbon

Research published Thursday in the journal Science says that even slightly warmer temperatures could start melting permafrost, which in turn threatens to trigger the release of huge amounts of greenhouse gases trapped in ice.