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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Wildfires ravage parts of Artic, Russia on alert

The fires threaten to release the greenhouse gases stored for thousands of years.

ht-school Updated: Aug 14, 2019 12:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Wildfires spreading across Siberia threatens to accelerate the melting of ice and the permanently frozen ground layer  . (Representational Image)
Wildfires spreading across Siberia threatens to accelerate the melting of ice and the permanently frozen ground layer . (Representational Image)
         

Wildfires ravaging parts of the Arctic and areas adjacent to it have affected three countries — Canada, the United States and Russia. While efforts are on to fight the wildfires spreading across Siberia, the fires threaten to accelerate the melting of ice and permafrost − the permanently frozen ground layer − releasing greenhouse gases stored for thousands of years.

First Published: Aug 14, 2019 12:25 IST

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