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Why Arizona could be a hot spot for carbon loss from wildfires

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, October 23, 2023 - 11:25am
Updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 10:11am

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The Diamond Fire doubles overnight
The Diamond Fire on June 28, 2023.

Arizona is one of a handful of states that a new report says is most at risk of carbon loss due to wildfires.

The study was conducted by the Nature Conservancy, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and University of Montana. It also found using proactive forest management tools could help mitigate the problem.

Travis Woolley is forest and fire ecologist with the Nature Conservancy in Arizona, and one of the co-authors on the paper. He joined The Show to talk about what he was trying to find out with this study.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated to correct the spelling of Travis Woolley's name. 

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