Siberia Is Already Experiencing Mid-Summer Temperatures And Major Wildfires | ThinkProgress

Siberia Is Already Experiencing Mid-Summer Temperatures And Major Wildfires | ThinkProgress. “And with a record-braking warm spring in parts of Siberia, experts are warning that 2014 could be an epic year for forest fires.”

Climate change threatens to bring eradicated viruses back from the dead | The Verge

All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of “giant virus” — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a light microscope. Indeed, despite being frozen for over 30,000 years, Pithovirus sibericum still packs […]