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Thawing Permafrost a Threat to Structures, Lives in Arctic Cities

This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At first, Yury Scherbakov thought the cracks appearing in a wall he had installed in his two-room flat were caused by shoddy workmanship. But then other walls started cracking, and then the floor started to incline. “We sat on the couch and could feel it tilt,” says his wife, Nadezhda, as they carry furniture out of the flat.
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