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Arctic is warmer than in 40,000 years

Evidence of the speed and severity of recent Arctic warming has been unearthed by scientists who have found mosses that have been exposed to sunlight for the first time in at least 40 millennia.

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Thawing tundra threat to frozen carbon

Huge stores of carbon frozen deep below ground in the Arctic could start to reach the atmosphere as ancient ice melts and allows warmth to penetrate the soil.