Climate change has been causing ice caps to melt and sea levels to rise, but did you know it’s also fostering life-threatening bacteria?
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Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost
“That means anthrax outbreaks in Siberia could occur every summer, she says. And it’s not just anthrax that could be a problem. People and animals have been buried in permafrost for centuries. There could be bodies infected with all kinds of viruses and bacteria, frozen in time. She says scientists are just starting look for it.”
Horrific flesh-eating bacteria that killed man in four days expected to rise
“Warmer ocean surface waters are leading to population booms of vibrio bacteria in waters where they naturally occur. And this is positively correlated with the boost in vibriosis cases in Northern Europe and the Atlantic coast of the US.”
6 Unexpected Effects of Climate Change
“Desert soil may appear desolate and void of life, but it actually teems with bacteria. Bacterial colonies can grow so thick that they form sturdy layers called biocrusts that stabilize soil against erosion.”
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