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Double Blaze in Russian Siberia

73.0N 127.0E

July 3rd, 2009 Category: Climate Change, Fires

Russia - July 2nd, 2009

Russia - July 2nd, 2009

Fires continue to burn near the Lena Delta and the Laptev Sea in Siberia, in Russia’s Sakha Republic (click here for previous article). The Siberian fire season generally begins towards the end of June, so the two blazes here, in the lower left quadrant, are not out of the ordinary.

However, deforestation from fires in Siberia and the rest of the taiga biome has been increasing greatly. This is due to global warming and lack of funding to fight the fires, reports the BBC, and is putting the biome’s conifer forests at risk.

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