Even in the High Arctic, Nothing Is Permanent

Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1493-1494
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1493a

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Rising temperatures are thawing vast swaths of northern land that had been frozen for millennia, creating headaches--and hazards--for communities perched above unstable ground: Roads are caving in, airport runways are fracturing, and buildings are cracking, tilting, and sometimes falling down. And the situation, it appears, will only become direr.