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Scientists see a connection between shrinking ice in the Arctic and wildfires

Wildfires in the Western U.S. have hit communities hard, and many were fueled by extreme weather. Scientists are linking that weather to sea ice in the Arctic, which is shrinking in a hotter climate.

NPR’s Lauren Sommer reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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