Forestry

September 14, 2017 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country — a record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons. Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of...
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September 13, 2017 - 2:50 am
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Three people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Florida home following Hurricane Irma, and four others have been hospitalized. Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williams says a deputy responded to the...
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Alfonso Jose Jr., 2, is floated down his flooded street by his parents as the wade through water to reach an open convenience store in the wake of Hurricane Irma in Bonita Springs, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 12, 2017 - 8:49 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Three people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Florida home following Hurricane Irma, and four others have been hospitalized. Orange County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Williams says a deputy responded to the...
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A wildfire continues to burn on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore., and the Bridge of the Gods, late Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
September 06, 2017 - 6:45 pm
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on Western wildfires (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Oregon forestry officials say the state's wildfires have scorched at least 822 square miles (2,128 square. kilometers) . That's an area more than half the size of the state of Rhode Island. Oregon Department of...
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Graham Fraser, right, from Oceanside, Calif., walks with his wife Ann Fraser as they leave the Tenaya Lodge after retrieving their belongings as a wildfire continues to burn Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, near Yosemite National Park in Fish Camp, Calif. The wildfire is among a series of wildfires burning across the U.S. West. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
August 31, 2017 - 2:42 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the western United States (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Fire crews battling a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes near the Northern California town of Oroville were able to slow its growth overnight. The California Department of Forestry and...
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In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 photo, burnt tree stump from 2015 forest fire is seen on the side of a road as tracks belonging to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation drive past during an orangutan rescue mission in Sungai Mangkutub, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. In a remote corner of Borneo, an Indonesian company and its Chinese partner are pushing ahead with an industrial wood plantation in a tropical forest and orangutan habitat, apparently flouting government regulations intended to prevent a repeat of disastrous fires in 2015.(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
August 23, 2017 - 4:57 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a remote corner of Borneo, an Indonesian company and its Chinese partner are pushing ahead with an industrial wood plantation in a tropical forest and orangutan habitat, apparently flouting government regulations intended to prevent a repeat of disastrous fires in 2015...
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A chimney stands at a burned residence on Yaqui Gulch Road as a wildfire burns near Mariposa, Calif., on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The fire has forced thousands of people from homes in and around a half-dozen small communities, officials said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 20, 2017 - 10:41 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 7:30 p.m. State fire officials say a huge wildfire in foothills west of Yosemite has now destroyed 50 homes and 49 other structures. The California Department of Forestry and Fire protection confirmed the new...
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Merced and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office members attend a briefing during a wildfire in Mariposa County, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Tuesday ordered evacuations for some residents living southwest of Yosemite National Park. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 18, 2017 - 7:15 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and forcing residents from communities on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park in California, authorities said Tuesday. Flames threaten more...
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This May 5, 2016, photo provided by Global Supertanker Services shows a Boeing 747 making a demonstration water drop at Colorado Springs Airport in Colorado Springs, Colo. The company with the 747 retardant bomber that can drop nearly 20,000 gallons (75,000 liters) on wildfires says federal officials are keeping it grounded, putting homes and ground-based firefighters at risk. Officials with Global SuperTanker filed a protest with the U.S. Forest Service in June 2017 contesting a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons. (Hiroshi Ando/Global Supertanker Services via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 11:58 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and slow over a flaming forest, trailing a long plume that settles on the ground and creates a wildfire-stopping barrier. The operators of the Boeing 747 converted from a passenger...
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An aerial view shows heavy machinery used by workers as they pruned the roots, built a burlap, plywood and steel-pipe structure to contain the rootball so they can move the roughly 100-foot sequoia tree in Boise, Idaho, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The sequoia tree sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. So the 98-foot (30-meter) sequoia planted in 1912 and that's in the way of a Boise hospital's expansion is being uprooted and moved about a block to city property this weekend. (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)
June 22, 2017 - 9:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive. But workers in Idaho will attempt just that starting Friday. A massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in...
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