A charred swath of boreal forest, along Highway 63 near Fort McMurray, Canada, May 7, 2016. The enormous forest fire that attacked Fort McMurray, the hub of Alberta’s oil sands region, is part of a broader phenomenon of fires ravaging boreal forests in northern latitudes worldwide, some of which can be blamed on climate change. Ian Willms/The New York Times

Warming Seen as Lit Match in Northern Forests


Justin Gillis and Henry FountainThe New York TimesMay 10, 2016 More: Warming seen as lit match in northern forests