Environmental Health

Goats to the Rescue in Portugal

Government using goats to help prevent wildfires     By BARRY HATTON, Associated Press MOITA DA GUERRA, Portugal (AP) — Unaware that time is short, more than 200 brown-and-white goats slowly munch their way through the thick undergrowth that covers ...

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Forest Service to Burn 200 to 600 Acres in Vermont

Prescribed burn in the Green Mountain National Forest     RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says between 200 and 600 acres in the Green Mountain National Forest are going to be burned with prescribed fires as part ...

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Prescribed Burn in Michigan Wildlife Refuge

Burn planned to reduce phragmites     ESTRAL BEACH, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning a prescribed burn this spring to reduce an invasive, reedy plant in part of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. ...

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