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As Alaska warms, fires burn over and under' more wild land

As Alaska warms, fires burn over and under' more wild land

Lightning storms, drought and thawing tundra are making fires more destructive. In the vast wilderness, firefighting is a major challenge.
Extreme lightning adds more wildfires to historic season in Alaska

Extreme lightning adds more wildfires to historic season in Alaska

More than 2.4 million acres have burned across the interior this year — the most burned acres so early in the year in at least 80 years.
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Extreme lightning adds more wildfires to historic season in Alaska

An unusual spate of lightning has ignited more than 50 new wildfires in Alaska, worsening air quality, spurring communities to prepare to evacuate and exacerbating an already historic fire season in the state.

Trump administration delays Arctic refuge oil leasing to strengthen legal case
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Trump administration delays Arctic refuge oil leasing to strengthen legal case

'I want to make sure that record of decision is a record that can be well defended,' says Interior head.
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