Karly Domb Sadof

Photo editor focusing on national news. Photo Editor at The Washington Post | Previously @AP in Bangkok & New York | Journalist & Visual Anthropologist
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Biography: Karly Domb Sadof is an award-winning photo editor at The Washington Post, currently working on the national news desk. She  is also a contributing writer for In Sight, The Post’s photography blog. Before joining The Post in 2016, she... read on
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Sep 24, 2018
By Chris Mooney Photos and video by Jonathan Newton

Across the Arctic, lakes are leaking dangerous greenhouse gases. And one lake is behaving very strangely.

Katey Walter Anthony has studied some 300 lakes across the tundras of the Arctic. But sitting on the mucky shore of her latest discovery, the Arctic expert said she’d never seen a lake like this one.

Set against the austere peaks of the Western Brooks Range, the lake, about 20 football fields in size, looked as if it were boiling. Its waters hissed, bubbled and popped as a powerful greenhouse gas escaped from the lake bed. Some bubbles grew as big as grapefruits, visibly lifting the water’s surface several inches and carrying up bits of mud from below.

This was methane.

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 Across the Arctic, lakes are leaking dangerous greenhouse gases. And one lake is behaving very strangely
Maybe it’s just an anomaly – or maybe it’s something worse
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