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Road, logging restrictions to end in largest national forest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Wednesday to lift restrictions on logging and building roads in a pristine rainforest in Alaska...

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and...

Researchers discover fossils of new species in Arizona

PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Researchers have discovered fossils of a tiny burrowing reptile among a vast expanse of petrified wood in...

California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters and officials at California's largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas...

Groups decry proposal to roll back Alaska forest protections

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and...

Clarification: Western Wildfires-Special Places story

DETROIT LAKE, Ore. (AP) — In a story published September 22, 2020, The Associated Press reported that George Atiyeh, a storied logger-turned-conservationist who was...

Few resources, old-growth forest allowed for fire’s growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented...

Firefighter who died in blaze was on elite Hotshot crew

A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Tuesday as a member of an elite...

Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations’ virtual meeting of...

Enormous California wildfire threatens desert homes near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes...

Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds pushed a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles onto the desert...

Austrian minister to Trump: No, we do not live in forests

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government has spoken up to correct U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that people in its country live in "forest...

UN chief: don’t ‘throw away’ stimulus money on fossil fuels

VIENNA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday on governments not to “throw away” economic stimulus funds by supporting fossil fuel industries that...

Trump spurns science on climate: ‘Don’t think science knows’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With the smell of California wildfires in the air, President Donald Trump on Monday ignored the scientific consensus that climate...

Easing fires not as simple as climate change vs. forest work

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from...

Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy...

California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a...

Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames...

As California burns, the winds arrive and the lights go out

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — New wildfires ravaged bone-dry California during a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than...

California simmers while it burns, but no big power outages

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping...

California wildfire traps campers in national forest

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Three fast-spreading California wildfires sent people fleeing Saturday, with one trapping campers at a reservoir in the Sierra National...

US Forest Service police dog survives second stabbing attack

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A highly decorated U.S. Forest Service police dog suffered nine stab wounds during a marijuana raid in Northern California. But...

Bacterial infection may have killed 11 elephants in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

Firefighter killed at scene of wildfire in California forest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Zimbabwe investigates mysterious deaths of 11 elephants

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) —...

Top Brazil official says no halt to Amazon protections

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) —...

Redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (AP)...

Redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (AP)...

Lightning sparks new wildfires across California

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Crews battle wildfires amid brutal heat wave in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Crews try to tame California wildfire as heat wave arrives

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Endangered Brazilian monkeys get a bridge to themselves

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)...

Indigenous leader Raoni recovers from illness in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) —...

Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) —...

Forest fire in rural northeastern California grows

ADIN, Calif. (AP) —...

Manhunt in Germany for man who disarmed 4 police officers

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds...

Rare gorillas in Nigeria captured on camera with babies

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) —...

Indians keep their distance in mass tree planting campaign

LUCKNOW, India (AP) —...

Trump at Rushmore: Jets and fireworks, but masks optional

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP)...

Fivefold growth of forest fires in Siberia reported

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s...

Officials: Orange County deputies shoot woman holding gun

Orange County deputies responding...

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