In Siberia forests, climate change stokes ‘zombie fires’ | AFP

A small group of Russian volunteer firefighters in Siberia try to tackle a peat bog fire in the Suzunski nature reserve, 250 kilometres south of Novosibirsk. Smouldering more than a metre deep, this “zombie” fire can survive the harsh Siberian winters and threatens to turn into a huge forest fire every year — a problem that Greenpeace’s fire prevention chief in Russia says is a “climate bomb”.

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