Environmental Health

Prescribed Burn Set for Maine Island

Swan Island fire aims to improve habitat   RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife plans to conduct a prescribed wildfire burn on an island in the Kennebec (KEH’-nuh-bek) River to try to improve habitat for ...

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Plains Farmers Struggle after Fires

March fires burned nearly 2,100 square miles in four states   DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy ...

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Colorado’s Dead Trees Increase Wildfire Threat

Beetle-infested trees could worsen wildfires   DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, ...

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Partnership Forms to Improve Prescribed Fires

Environmental groups, federal and state agencies work to improve forest health   SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental groups and federal and state agencies have formed a partnership to increase the use of prescribed fires to improve the health of California’s ...

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