Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Permafrost-Ice-Crystals-in-East-Russia-27MZIFL7TC75.htmlConceptually similarPermafrost Institute in East RussiaGP01VIOCompleted★★★★Permafrost Institute in East RussiaGP01VIJCompleted★★★★Permafrost Ice Crystals East RussiaGP01VILCompleted★★★★Permafrost Ice Crystals in East RussiaGP01VIMCompleted★★★★★★Permafrost Ice Crystals in East RussiaGP01VINCompleted★★★★Permafrost in East RussiaGP01VIKCompleted★★★★Permafrost Melt Damage in East RussiaGP01VQDCompleted★★★★House on Permafrost in East RussiaGP01VQBCompleted★★★★Permafrost Melt Infrastructure Damage in East RussiaGP01VIPCompleted★★★★View AllGP01VQAPermafrost Ice Crystals in East RussiaIce crystals in the Permafrost Institute of Yakutsk. The institute is located 12 meters underground, where scientists monitor and study the changes and fluctuations of the permafrost. Some of the ice crystals here are over 8 years old and the exposed organic soil is up to 10 000 years. The whole region is under heavy threat from global warming as temperatures increase and Russia’s ancient permafrost melts.Locations:RussiaDate:16 Jun, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Kajsa SjolanderMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Close ups-Day-Global warming-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-ResearchShoot:Permafrost Melt Effects in East RussiaA Greenpeace team travels in East Russia to document the damage caused by the subsiding Russia's ancient permafrost, one of the heavy threats of global warming in the region, as temperatures continue to increase.In several Russian cities houses and infrastructures are subsiding due to thawing permafrost, in some cases the phenomenon is so severe that the residents have been forced to relocate. In the city of Yakutsk the roads look as if the ground beneath them is bubbling and some railways are impassable.