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Lightning sparking more boreal forest fires
Description: A new study finds that lightning storms were the main driver of recent massive fire years in Alaska and northern Canada, and that these storms are likely to move farther north with climate warming, potentially altering northern landscapes. The research team found increases of between two and five percent a year in the number of lightning-ignited fires since 1975. [Source: NASA Climate Change News]
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Source: NASA Climate Change News
Publish Date: 6/26/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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