2015 wildfire season could be Alaska's worst ever

July 27, 2015 4:52 PM

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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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