• Melting ice in Alaska is forming new lakes full of bacteria 'belching' methane into the atmosphere, NASA scientist warns

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Themokarst lakes found in Alaska are so full of methane, the gas rises to the surface in big bubbles. NASA / Sofie Bates
    NASA is studying "thermokarsts" in Alaska, lakes that appear as ice there thaws.
    These lakes give off high levels of methane, a dangerous gas for climate change.
    As temperatures rise and more of these lakes appear, this could create a negative feedback loop.
    Lakes appearing in Alaska because of melting permafrost are "belching" methane into the atmosphere, a scientist working with NASA said. These lakes, called thermokarsts, are so full of the climate-damaging gas that...
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