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Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

Enlarge this image The fire in west Greenland, as seen Saturday by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 8 and processed by researcher Pierre Markuse. Pierre Markuse/Flicker hide caption toggle caption Pierre Markuse/Flicker More than two weeks after they were first spotted, wildfires on the west coast of Greenland are still burning, worrying local residents and drawing the attention of scientists. The fires are roughly 90 miles northeast of the second-largest Greenlandic town, Sisimiut, as we previously reported. There are currently three growing hotspots, according to an analysis of NASA data…

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