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All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws

giant crater on yamal peninsula
One of the giant craters discovered on the Yamal Peninsula. Photograph: Vasily Bogoyavlensky/AFP/Getty Images

A recent heatwave in Siberia’s frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions

July 20, 2017 — Strange things have been happening in the frozen tundra of northern Siberia. Last August a boy died of anthrax in the remote Yamal Peninsula, and 20 other infected people were treated Continue reading All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws