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The Arctic's fragile ecosystems are threatened by disturbances from petroleum development to ecotourism. New research shows that even small disturbances may permanently damage tundra: for instance, the single pass of a heavy tank- like tracked vehicle can drain an Arctic meadow.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-03-19 15:20:51
Description The Arctic's fragile ecosystems are threatened by disturbances from petroleum development to ecotourism. New research shows that even small disturbances may permanently damage tundra: for instance, the single pass of a heavy tank- like tracked vehicle can drain an Arctic meadow.
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Source Science Daily
Keyword Arctic, Ecosystem, Ecosystems, Tundra, Petroleum, Ecotourism
Date Of Record Creation 2009-03-19 15:18:21
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Date Last Modified 2010-05-07 13:37:15
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-03-19 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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