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Researchers say warming effects the boreal forest

Scientific research on global warming clearly shows that the north is warming faster than other parts of the world. Here in the Yukon, data indicates summers are already several degrees warmer than they were just 40 years ago. With those warmer temperatures the forest fires have also been on the rise.

New research out of the University of Saskatchewan seems to indicate that's changing parts of the boreal forest in the territory. Research scientist Jill Johnstone spoek with Airplay guest host Tara McCarthy to talk about those findings and what implications they might have for the Yukon.

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