Fierce, frequent, climate-fueled wildfires may decimate forests worldwide

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Fierce, frequent, climate-fueled wildfires may decimate forests worldwideWildfires among ponderosa pines and Douglas firs of the U.S. West have long been part of nature's cycle of renewal, as much as the changing of the seasons. Scientists worry the hottest blazes could end up obliterating swathes of some forests forever. "When you get these large areas burned there are no surviving trees to reseed these areas," said Jon Keeley, a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey.


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