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Peatlands are a massive carbon sink but they are burning more often due to climate change.
In recent years, Sam Hunter has noticed a difference in the peatland surrounding his community in northern Ontario.
"I remember two years ago we built a fire while we were fishing on top of the snow, and then I noticed that we had to pour water on that fire," he said.
"Even though it was winter, there was a lot of snow and it was still burning two days later."
Hunter is from the Cree community of Peawanuck, nestled along the Winisk River south of Hudson Bay. He's the natural resource monitor in the community, which sits so far north it is surrounded by peatlands — a type of wetland where waterlogged conditions prevent plants from fully decomposing.
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