Newsminer: Researchers, politicians converge at permafrost conference

From the Fairbanks Daily Newminer June 30, 08

Hundreds of researchers are in Fairbanks this week to get the real dirt on permafrost.

The Ninth International Conference on Permafrost officially began Sunday at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Held every five years, the conference attracts about 600 participants from more than two dozen countries. The participants will spend the next few days sharing research about permafrost, defined as ground which remains frozen for more than two years.

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