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Press Release 13-134

Boreal Forests in Alaska Becoming More Flammable; NSF-Funded Researchers Are Looking Into Whether Climate Is a Factor

Scientists are looking to the past to help project what may happen in the future

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Fireweed and burned landscape

The magenta-flowered fireweed, which springs up after a burn, dominates a landscape once covered in black spruce in Alaskas Yukon Flats.

Credit: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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