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Understand the Aurora Borealis for Kids
 
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Closeup view of thin, green horsetail plants in a lush boreal forest. Did You Know?
Forests only cover about 37 percent of Alaska's land area, but one large part of this forest coverage is the taiga, which is Russian for 'little sticks.' Also known as the boreal forest, it is the largest terrestrial biome on the planet, is circumboreal, and contains most of the world's trees.