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Scientists Report Dramatic Carbon Loss From Massive Arctic Wildfire


July 28, 2011

image of Toolik Field Station In a study published in this week's issue of Nature, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) senior scientist Gauis Shaver and his colleagues, including lead author Michelle Mack of the University of Florida, describe the dramatic impact of a massive Arctic wildfire on carbon releases into the atmosphere. The 2007 blaze on the north slope of Alaska's Brooks Mountain range released 20 times more carbon into the atmosphere than what is annually lost from undisturbed tundra. Full Story

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