More people than ever before are living in parts of Alaska that are at risk from wildland fires.
‘Zombie wildfires’ that can smolder underground all winter appear to be increasing in the Arctic
The study points to more than 40 overwintering wildfires reported in Alaska since 2005, and Jandt says climate change is suspected to be a key factor.
Once again, Arctic Report Card shows the abnormal is now normal
This year was the second warmest on record in the Arctic, with impacts to sea ice, erosion and marine ecosystems.