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Epic blazes threaten Arctic permafrost. Can firefighters save it?

An aerial view of the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

Managers of the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska plan to extinguish some fires rather than follow the previous policy of allowing all blazes to burn. Credit: Tandem Stills + Motion/Getty

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Nature 629, 270-271 (2024)



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