2015 wildfire season could be Alaska's worst ever

July 27, 2015 4:52 PM

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2015 wildfire season could be Alaska's worst ever

Some scientists believe the carbon lost to the atmosphere as permafrost is burned will be compensated for by the ecosystem. Others disagree.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 27 (UPI) -- There are currently 300 fires burning in Alaska, many of them slow and smoldering -- but alive, nonetheless. Some 4.75 million acres have already burned. Even more acreage has been consumed by fire in Canada.

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