Canada: Permafrost thaw shifts land, lives

Postmedia News: In his seven terms as mayor of Salluit, Qalingo Angutigirk has tried to look after his people, and their land. But it's not an easy job when the ground is literally shifting under his feet. Since 1998 Salluit, the province's second northernmost community, has been hit by a series of landslides. Scientists blame it on the melting of the permafrost, the fragile underground layer of soil and rock that remains frozen year round -or is supposed to. Though Angutigirk, 72, is familiar with the science......

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