A new company with a wild mission: bring back the woolly mammoth

With $15 million in private funding, Colossal aims to bring thousands of woolly mammoths back to Siberia. Some scientists are deeply skeptical that will happen.
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Siberia’s massive wildfires are unlocking extreme carbon pollution

The Siberian fires have released roughly as much carbon as Germany does in a year and sent plumes of smoke spilling over the North Pole.


Siberia’s wildfires are bigger than all the world’s other blazes combined

Siberia is so vast that huge fires can burn without threatening any major settlements, transportation systems or infrastructure — but are still part of a swath of infernos that together are larger than all the other blazes around the world. And that's a lot of CO2 into the air.


Smoke from Siberia wildfires reaches north pole in historic first

Smoke from raging forest fires in Siberia has reached the north pole for the first time in recorded history, as a Russian monitoring institute warned the blazes were worsening.

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Russia evacuates 2 villages in Siberia because of wildfires

Russian authorities started to evacuate two villages in a vast region of Siberia where 155 active forest fires burned Sunday. A dozen villages in northeastern Siberia's Sakha-Yakutia republic were threatened by the fires.


Geologists identify two methane-emitting strips hundreds of miles long in Siberia

More distressing news from the north: A heat wave in northern Siberia during the summer of 2020 increased atmospheric methane, most likely from fossil fuel previously locked up in reservoirs below and within the permafrost, according to researchers.

Climate crisis: Siberian heatwave led to new methane emissions, study says

The Siberian heatwave of 2020 led to new methane emissions from the permafrost, according to research. Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas are currently small, the scientists said, but further research is urgently needed.


‘Airpocalypse’ hits Siberian city as heatwave sparks forest fires

A heatwave in one of the world's coldest regions has sparked forest fires and threatened the Siberian city of Yakutsk with an "airpocalypse" of thick toxic smoke, atmospheric monitoring services have reported.


As frozen land burns, Siberia trembles

Northeastern Siberia is a place where people take Arctic temperatures in stride. But 100-degree days are another matter entirely.

Siberian city residents advised to stay home to avoid smoke from wildfires

Smoke from wildfires covered the Siberian city of Yakutsk on Sunday where people were advised by the mayor to stay home and not open windows as the region fights unprecedented blazes the Kremlin blames on climate change.

Will Russia’s forests be an asset or an obstacle in climate fight?

New research indicating Russia's vast forests store more carbon than previously estimated would seem like good news. But scientists are concerned Russia will count this carbon uptake as an offset in its climate commitments.


Northernmost wildfire at 72° N discovered from space

There is an abnormally high number of wildfires in Siberia to be June, and parts of the northern regions are recording temperatures more than +15°C higher than normal.
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Los 'incendios zombis’ que resisten el invierno pueden volverse más comunes con el cambio climático

En los bosques del extremo norte de la Tierra, donde la temperatura está aumentando más rápidamente en otros lugares del planeta, hay incendios forestales que resisten.


Blazes that refuse to die: 'zombie fires'

With a changing climate, fires in far northern forests that smolder throughout winter and erupt again in spring could become more common, a new study suggests.

At Biden's Earth Day climate summit, some rare common ground with Putin

But world powers also are trying find strategic advantages from climate shifts.
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