"We are standing at the threshold," Katey Walter Anthony, who has spent her career understanding methane emissions, told Newsweek.
Scientists say permafrost below Canada's Beaufort Sea is thawing as a result of glacier retreat from the last ice age.
Beavers are significantly impacting the landscape and releasing greenhouse gasses through their pond-building activities.
Latest depression formed as a result of permafrost thaw after the region saw record temperatures and wildfires.
A woman who had visited a "heave mound" before an explosion almost became the "first victim" of the geological event, a scientist studying the crater said.
A scientist studying the crater in the remote Yamal peninsula also said it has just a few years to "live."
The crater is believed to have formed through an explosion after a build-up of methane underground.
Craters like Batagay form as a result of thermokarst, where the ice locked inside permafrost melts, reducing ground strength.
Greenpeace estimates over 19 million hectares of land—an area bigger than Greece—has burned since the start of 2020.
The Arctic has experienced unprecedented temperatures, which has been largely attributed to climate change.
First model experiments suggest that by increasing the number of large herbivores in the Arctic, we could slow down permafrost thawing.
Researchers have detected novel viruses in samples of glacial ice, suggesting global heating could lead to the re-emergence of historic pathogens. But the science is uncertain.
Permafrost is ground that remains frozen for a period of two or more years.
Researchers found these regions of the eastern Arctic Ocean are relatively rare, which is "good news" for the climate.
The next decades, partly as a result of our inaction over the past ones, are crucial to mitigate climate warming. It is time to embrace innovative and proactive new experiments.
A method of extracting methane recently described in Scientific Reports could turn permafrost hydrate reservoirs into carbon sinks.
Scientists used buckets to scoop out methane bubbles from a spot in the Arctic sea.
The researchers were able to scoop the bubbling water out of the sea with buckets.
Phillip Williamson, lead author for the ocean chapter of the report, told Newsweek: "Our planet won't be the same again."
"We saw that microbial communities respond quite rapidly—within four or five years—to even modest levels of warming," said an author of the study.
Four million people living in the Arctic permafrost area will be affected by damage to infrastructure.
Thawing permafrost is releasing more carbon dioxide than previously thought.
The permafrost beneath certain lakes is thawing rapidly, which will release a significant amount of methane into the atmosphere.
The foal was discovered in the ice of Siberia's "mouth of hell."
While the finding could have exciting implications for many scientific fields, the thawing of permafrost may not be good news for humankind.
If the Arctic permafrost melts, greenhouse gasses equivalent to burning all of the world's forests two-and-a-half times over could be released.
"There would be no environmental problem if everything remained frozen, but we know the Earth is getting warmer."
The tomb appears to be both the oldest and largest of its kind ever recorded in southern Siberia.