Alaska Wildfires

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Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

The number of large wildfires (larger than 1,000 acres) in Alaska suddenly increased in the 1990s, and the 2000s saw nearly twice as many large wildfires as the 1950s and 60s. 

What's Happening with Wildfires?


Alaska Entering New Era for Wildfires

Alaska, the great northern frontier of America, is being reshaped by climate change. While rising temperatures are altering its character and landscape, they are also bringing the ravages of wildfires... More


Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More


Winter Snow a No-Show in Parts of Alaska Thanks to Warm Weather

Prevailing weather patterns and very warm temperatures have kept the snow low in parts of Alaska last winter.... More


Arctic Sea Ice Is in Record Low Territory (Again)

Persistent warmth has baked the northern latitudes, making snow a no show in parts of Alaska... More

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