Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Sydney Choked by Haze from Bush Fires

Ambulances answer dozens of respiratory-related calls   Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season. %2

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Forest at Famed Idaho Ski Area Faces Wildfires, Insects

USFS concerned about health of Bald Mountain     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The forest in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations is in trouble from an ongoing combination of unusually warm ...

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Utah Wildfire Officials Prepare for Post-Fire Erosion

Davis County fire at least 68% contained     SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A northern Utah wildfire response team has begun preparing for potential post-fire erosion and flooding in the region, officials said. The Davis County fire was 68% ...

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Wildfire Training Set in Nebraska

Prescribed burn in Wildcat Hills     GERING, Neb. (AP) — The Gering Fire Department will lead fire training exercises on public land in the Panhandle for the annual West Nebraska Engine Academy. The exercises are scheduled for Sept. 14 ...

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Sanders Touts $16 Trillion Climate Plan in Fire-Ravaged California Town

Presidential candidate toured Paradise     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, ...

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Growing Program Puts Air Quality Specialists on Wildfires

The smoke itself can be more problematic than the flames     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Among the hundreds of firefighters, aircraft and engines dispatched to fight a recent wildfire in northern Arizona were two ...

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U.S. Northwest Unprepared as Wildfire Risk Grows

Last year, 40% of Washington’s wildfires were on its wetter western side     By TOM JAMES Associated Press ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely ...

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Tennessee Offers Federal Wildfire Prevention Grants

Application period runs from Aug. 5 to Sept. 20     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is providing access to federal grant programs to help communities and volunteer fire departments become better equipped for wildfires. The state Department of Agriculture ...

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