Microorganisms decompose methane within permafrost beneath the ocean floor

The researchers drilled frozen permafrost beneath the Arctic Ocean in Eastern Siberia and identified microorganisms capable of decomposing methane at low temperatures and without oxygen.

Massive Reserves of Mercury Hidden in Permafrost

WP1 coordinator Dr. Gustaf Hugelius from Stockholm University is one of the co-authors of the new study, which has discovered that climate change caused permafrost thaw has major implications for the global mercury (Hg) cycle.