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Wildfire Drives Carbon Levels in Northern Forests


October 31, 2007

aerial view of boreal forests of Manitoba Far removed from streams of gas-thirsty cars and pollution-belching factories lies another key player in global climate change. Circling the Northern Hemisphere, the conifer-dominated boreal forests--one of the largest ecosystems on earth--act as a vast natural regulator of atmospheric carbon levels. Full Story

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