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  • As Arctic temperatures rise, tundra fires increase, researchers find

    The 2007 Anaktuvuk River Fire burned more than 1,000 square kilometers of tundra on Alaska's North Slope. It was the largest fire in the region since 1950, when record-keeping began.

    The 2007 Anaktuvuk River Fire burned more than 1,000 square kilometers of tundra on Alaska's North Slope. It was the largest fire in the region since 1950, when record-keeping began.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Feng Sheng Hu, call 217-244-2982; e-mail fhu@illinois.edu. The paper,"Tundra Burning in Alaska: Linkages to Climatic Change and Sea Ice Retreat," is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.