“A mystery crater spotted in the frozen Yamal peninsula in Siberia earlier this month was probably caused by methane released as permafrost thawed, researchers in Russia say. … Since the crater was reported, local reindeer herders have noted a similar but smaller hole nearby.” (

The reindeer resent any implication that, as grazers, they could be responsible for any methane production.


“That [reindeer] also avoid [power lines] during the day, when UV light is everywhere, is puzzling, and it isn’t clear why they should want to avoid the discharges anyway.” (

Perhaps for the same reason humans put signs on pylons: danger of death.