Tag Archives: Environmental Health

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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Amid Dry Winter, California Worries About Drought and Wildfires

Abnormally dry before wildfire season     By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials are bracing for the potential of another drought and an early and more intense wildfire season amid a record-breaking warm and dry February. ...

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Report: Work to Reduce Wildfire Risks has Economic Benefits

A review of public-private partnerships     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Projects to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect water sources in the U.S. West have created jobs and infused more money in ...

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