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Extreme sea level events ‘will hit once a year by 2050’

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Extreme sea level events that used to occur once a century will strike every year on many coasts by 2050, no matter whether climate heating emissions are curbed or not, according to a landmark report by the world’s scientists. Read more.


The Impact of Climate Change on Kivalina, Alaska

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Kivalina is dealing with problems due to the warming of the Arctic. The warming climate has led to troubles such as the accelerated erosion of the land the village sits on, which used to be mitigated by sea ice (which is vanishing), and permafrost (which is thawing). Read more.


Exploring permafrost coastal erosion in the Arctic

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The remote town of Barrow, Alaska, home to more than 4,000 people, touts picturesque views of the Arctic Ocean as well as an unparalleled connection to the Alaskan wild, but underneath its stunning beauty lies a major global crisis—permafrost coastal erosion—causing Barrow to gradually slip into the sea. Read more.


Watch the warming ocean devour Alaska’s coast in this striking time-lapse video

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The 5.5-mile stretch of permafrost coastline at Drew Point is losing 30 football fields of land per year. Every year, as the snows thaw and the sea ice recedes, a desolate Alaska coastline awakens — and for a short but dramatic period of time, renews its relentless collapse into the sea. Except now, the stretch […]


PCE-RCN 1st Annual Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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OCT 11-12, 2018


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8th Annual Meeting of the Permafrost Carbon Network AT AGU 2018

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The 8th annual meeting of the Permafrost Carbon Network will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Read more.


5th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2018) is coming soon!

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The 5th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2018) will be held in Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France, 22 June – 1st July 2018. This IPA Regional Conference on Permafrost aims at covering all relevant aspects of permafrost research, engineering and outreach on a global and regional level. Read more.


Dr. Ming Xiao receives NSF grant to establish Permafrost Coastal Erosion-RCN

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The Permafrost Coastal Erosion-RCN (PCE-RCN) will bring together leaders in fields of natural and social science and engineering to address the challenges faced by coastal communities in the Arctic due to rapid coastal erosion. Read More.