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Wildfires are raging in Russia: How can we reduce the threat?

Russia lost an area of forest larger than Switzerland from 2011 - 2013 due to wildfires. Image: REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

Kate Whiting

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Where fire risk is greatest around the Arctic. Image: Biogeosciences

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