Environmental Health

Storms Could Spark More Wildfires in Montana

Unhealthy air alert for several counties     GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfire smoke from California is expected to keep pouring into Montana through Wednesday as much of the state remains under a public health alert due to bad ...

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Redwoods Survive Wildfire at California’s Oldest State Park

“The forest is not gone,”     By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (AP) — When a massive wildfire swept through California’s oldest state park last week it was feared many trees in a grove of old-growth redwoods, ...

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California Wildfire Smoke Closes Reno Schools

Record-breaking heat wave in Nevada     By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — A blanket of hazy smoke from California wildfires prompted the closure of schools Thursday in Reno-Sparks for the second time this week due to ...

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The Brew That Makes California Burn

A flammable ecosystem     By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer If you want to build a fire, you need three things: Ignition, fuel and oxygen. But wildfire in California is a much more complex people-stoked witch’s brew. The state ...

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Rosland Road Fire Restoration

Benefits of fuel reduction work     U.S. Forest Service This is a short video focused on a recent success story in which firefighters were able to catch the Rosland Road Fire largely due to prior hazardous fuels reduction work ...

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Massachusetts Faces Serious Drought Conditions

“Flash drought” conditions on Cape Cod     BOSTON (AP) — Environmental officials in Massachusetts say the state is experiencing significant drought conditions following months of below normal rainfall and above average temperatures. Kathleen Theoharides, the state’s Secretary Energy and ...

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