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Climate researcher studying permafrost. United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Neal Pastick inspecting a permafrost plot in the North Slope of Alaska near Galbraith Lake, Alaska, USA. This is part of research to produce a distribution map for carbon reserves (land carbon sinks) found in wetland areas in Alaska. This helps predict climate change and the effects caused by global warming. Photographed on 1 June 2016.
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