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May 30, 2015 | New York Times | Op-ed | Scott Weidensaul and Jeffrey V. Wells

Short-billed Dowitcher

Jeff Nadler

STRETCHING from interior Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland, and sandwiched between the prairies and the Arctic, North America’s boreal forest is a mind-boggling 1.5 billion acres in size — bigger even than the vast rain forests of the Brazilian Amazon or the Congo. And despite the relentless pace of development and industrialization worldwide, 80 percent of it remains wild and intact.

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