FAIRBANKS — A new study of the Yukon Flats region has revealed that the world’s boreal forests are burning at an historically unprecedented rate. Not only that, but the authors concluded fire rates likely will continue to grow in coming decades.
Both fire frequency and the amount of total biomass burned are higher now than they have ever been in the past 10,000 years, according to the study, which was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences.
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