Leaving no mark on the NPR-A tundra
BLM investigation shows that ice roads have short-term impacts on tussock vegetation but leave no long term effects on the tundra
The use of winter ice roads has become the method of choice for industry to move drilling rigs and other heavy loads across the delicate tundra of Alaska’s North Slope. But what impact do these roads actually have on the Arctic vegetation and the underlying permafrost?
To answer that question, U.S.....
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