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Siberian region fights to preserve permafrost as planet warms

by Maria ANTONOVA Agence France-Presse YAKUTSK, Russia (AFP) Eduard Romanov points to a spot on a block of flats where a major supporting beam has sagged and begun to crack, destabilizing the nine storeys of apartments above. In Russia s Siberian city of Yakutsk, one of the coldest on Earth, climate change is causing dangerous melting of the frozen ground, or permafrost, on which the buildings stand. Since the year before last, the building has [ ]

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