Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Permafrost-Subsidence-Damage-in-East-Russia-27MZIFLQ0AB9.htmlConceptually similarPermafrost Subsidence Damage in East RussiaGP01VICCompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence Damage in East RussiaGP01VIDCompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence Damage in East RussiaGP01VIECompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence Damage in East RussiaGP01VIFCompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence Damage in East RussiaGP01VIHCompleted★★★★Permafrost Subsidence Damage in East RussiaGP01VIICompleted★★★★Permafrost Melt Infrastructure Damage in East RussiaGP01VMECompleted★★★★★★Permafrost Melt Infrastructure Damage in East RussiaGP01VIRCompleted★★★★Permafrost Melt Infrastructure Damage in East RussiaGP01VMFCompleted★★★★View AllGP01VIBPermafrost Subsidence Damage in East RussiaClose up of water and sewage pipelines, raised above the ground because the permafrost is subsiding underneath. The pipes are insulated as in winter the surface temperature can drop below -30 degrees. If the permafrost continues to thaw these pipes and other infrastructures will become unstable, risking to crack and collapse. The whole region is under heavy threat from global warming as temperatures increase and Russia’s ancient permafrost melts.Locations:Eastern Europe-Russia-Yakutia-YakutskDate:16 Jun, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Will RoseMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Permafrost melt-Pipelines-Waste management infrastructure-Water supply structuresShoot: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.