Forestry

Flames climb trees as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
November 13, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's claims, fire scientists say. Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the fires, and human-caused climate...
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Fire crews clear rubble from the road near a building burned in the Camp Fire, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 13, 2018 - 12:05 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Authorities have lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the Los Angeles neighborhood threatened by an enormous wildfire. But thousands of homes remain at risk. Fire officials announced Monday night that the...
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A vehicle drives through smoke from a wildfire near Pulga, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 11, 2018 - 10:13 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history. Wildfires continued to...
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A chimney remains from a home burned in the Camp Fire, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 10, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — 6:30 p.m. The death toll in the wildfire that tore through a Northern California community has risen to 23. The Butte County Sheriff says investigators recovered 14 additional bodies Saturday, three days after the fire broke out. He says some of the victims were found in...
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A burned pick-up truck rests on Pearson Rd. after the wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Not much is left in Paradise after a ferocious wildfire roared through the Northern California town as residents fled and entire neighborhoods are leveled. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 10, 2018 - 9:35 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The air thick with smoke from a ferocious wildfire that was still burning homes Saturday, residents who stayed behind to try to save their property or who managed to get back to their neighborhoods in this Northern California town found cars incinerated and homes reduced to...
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Firefighters work to keep flames from spreading through the Shadowbrook apartment complex as a wildfire burns through Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 09, 2018 - 10:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric Company says it will cooperate with any investigations stemming from a massive wildfire in Northern California. The utility told state regulators Thursday that it experienced a problem on...
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Abandoned vehicles line Skyway after a wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 09, 2018 - 8:12 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A powerful wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. Six people died, including five who were found in their burned-out vehicles. Only a...
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October 09, 2018 - 2:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say two sagging Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power lines made contact and ignited a blaze last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Tuesday strong winds caused the...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2009 file photo shows a deforested area near Novo Progresso in Brazil's northern state of Para. A coalition of charitable groups and the government of Norway are pledging to spend nearly half a billion dollars over the next four years to prevent deforestation and recognize indigenous peoples' rights to manage forests. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
September 11, 2018 - 6:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A coalition of charitable groups and the government of Norway on Tuesday pledged to spend nearly half a billion dollars over the next four years to prevent deforestation internationally and recognize indigenous peoples' rights to manage forests. The charitable groups pledged $...
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, joined at right by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., discuss ways to improve the health of the forests and how to reduce wildfires, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 16, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires continue to choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the Forest Service and other agencies...
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