Zombie wildfires blazing through the Arctic, burning records

Smoldering “zombie” wildlife under Arctic ice suddenly flares up this summer all summer when the snow and ice above it melts, new surveillance data reveal.

And this year has been the worst for Arctic wildlife on record, since reliable surveillance began 17 years ago. The Arctic releases more carbon in the first half of July than a nation this summer, the size of Cuba or Tunisia in a year.