Environmental Health

Study Points to Smaller Effects of Wildfire Smoke on Warming

Focus on Arizona wildfire last summer     LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may contribute less to warming temperatures than previously thought, according to the findings of a Los Alamos National Laboratory-led research team. The ...

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Scientists Believe Invasive Grass Poses a Threat in Wildfires

Bufflegrass seen as adding to a wildfire’s spread     By TONY DAVIS Arizona Daily Star TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Early on June 10, scientist Ben Wilder watched dozens of saguaros near Pima Canyon explode into flames as he stood ...

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Camp Pendleton Prescribed Burn

Improving habitat on the base     Camp Pendleton – Firefighters with the Camp Pendleton Fire Department conduct a prescribed burn in the Juliet Training Area on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, May 23, 2020. Firefighters with CPFD are ...

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Outdoor Burning Ban in Alabama Over Air Quality

Ban in 12 counties     MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is banning outdoor burning in a dozen of its 67 counties to protect air quality. The order, which includes the state’s most populated counties, covers areas that have a ...

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Idaho Forest Project

Brebner Flat Project to lessen wildfire severity seen as impacting grizzly bears     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-square-mile (47-square-kilometer) forest project approved by the U.S. Forest Service in northern Idaho harms wildlife, two ...

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New Mexico National Forest to Impose Fire Restrictions

Fire managers are implementing measures in response to COVID-19 to keep firefighters safe     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three forests in northern New Mexico will be implementing fire restrictions next week to reduce the risk of human-caused fires. Forest ...

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Kansas Ranchers Burn Land Despite Plea from Health Officials

Smoke from Kansas reaching as far north as South Dakota     By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas ranchers eager to prepare their land for cattle grazing have mostly brushed off the plea from state ...

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Federal Funds Help New Mexico Village Respond to Drought

Increasing water supply reliability in Tijeras     TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — A mountain village in central New Mexico has been awarded nearly $750,000 in federal funds that will be used to help the community bolster its resiliency to drought. ...

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National Forest Service Begins Prescribed Burns in Kentucky

Reducing dry fuels in Land Between the Lakes     GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — National Forest Service wildfire officials will start conducting seasonal prescribed burns Friday at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, officials said. Crews will burn ...

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