Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Report Blasts California Wildfire Tactics

Oversight agency takes on environmental management     SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) – The Little Hoover Commission is blasting California for “an unprecedented environmental catastrophe” due to “a century of mismanaging Sierra Nevada forests.” That’s the conclusion of a new report, ...

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California to Set More Controlled Burns to Stop Wildfires

Goal for 2018 is to burn at least 31 square miles     CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin ...

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Grow or Burn?

Understanding the paradox of fire exclusion in the WUI     By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 11 According to the federal register of the United States, the wildland-urban interface (WUI) exists where humans and their development ...

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Gatlinburg Rebounds from Wildfires, Cautious of the Future

Devastating fires could become the “new normal.”   By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Bob Bentz had just installed underground utility lines and paved a new road when wildfires roared through the eastern Tennessee treetop canopy he ...

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Grow or Burn?

Understanding the paradox of fire exclusion in the WUI By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine Volume 12, Issue 11   According to the federal register of the United States, the wildland-urban interface (WUI) exists where humans and their development meet ...

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Wildfire Damage Contaminates Water for California Homes

Contaminates found in water in Santa Rosa   SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Officials have warned a small number of people to refrain from drinking or cooking with tap water because the water system was damaged by the recent Northern ...

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