Forests

Study Finds Climate Change Lengthening Wildfire Seasons Across Globe

"The length of wildfire seasons across the globe and the burnable areas of Earth’s surface have drastically increased in the past three decades due to climate change, according to a groundbreaking new study supported by years of research from the U.S. Forest Service's Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory."

Source: Helena Independent Record, 07/20/2015

Big Problem: "Nearly 300 Wildfires Are Burning in Alaska Right Now"

"Following on a record hot May in which much snow cover melted off early, Alaska saw no less than 152 fires erupt over the weekend. The numbers have only grown further since then, and stood at 291 active fires Thursday, according to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center."

Source: Wash Post, 06/26/2015

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