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Germany: Buried barrel may be linked to far-left group

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say forestry workers have unearthed a barrel containing material that may be related to the far-left Red Army Faction...

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service released an environmental review Friday that paves the way for the creation of one of the...

Trump administration slashes imperiled spotted owls’ habitat

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would slash millions of acres of protected habitat designated for the imperiled northern...

Environmentalists move toward lawsuit over fuel break plan

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000...

Sage grouse review done, but scant time for Trump’s changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration has completed a review of plans to ease protections for a struggling bird species in seven states...

US triples daily numbers allowed at Southwest hike The Wave

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor enthusiasts and landscape photographers hoping to land one of the elusive permits needed to explore the colorful, contoured...

US holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event...

Judge allows oil, gas lease sales in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to halt an oil and gas lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...

Regulators get plan for undoing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the now-canceled Atlantic Coast Pipeline have laid out plans for how they want to go about unwinding...

Ranchers whose case sparked standoff may get grazing rights

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The federal government has proposed awarding grazing allotments to an Oregon ranching family whose members were convicted of arson in...

Congress takes aim at climate change in massive relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The huge pandemic relief and spending bill includes billions of dollars to promote clean energy such as wind and solar power...

California environmentalists blast federal oil lease sale

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Oil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in...

US plans oil, gas lease sale in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to hold an oil and gas lease sale for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife...

Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it...

Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in US West

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S....

Land conservation plan stirs fight over Trump restrictions

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Proposed land conservation purchases in dozens of states would preserve more natural areas within tourist destinations, U.S. officials announced Friday,...

Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics...

Trump administration takes steps toward refuge lease sale

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Trump administration is taking steps toward a lease sale within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area President-elect Joe...

Federal agencies fall short of Trump forest protection goals

Nearly two years ago, President Donald Trump stood amid the smoky ruins of Paradise, California, where he blamed the deadliest wildfire in the state's...

AP Exchange: Nevada home to world’s 3rd largest Joshua tree

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a land of twisted limbs and giant Dr. Seuss-like branches reaching toward the sky, it stood out among the...

Mitt Romney calls for US commission to deal with wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah announced legislation Thursday to establish a national commission focused on diminishing future wildfire...

Team investigating deadly Calif. fire seizes PG&E equipment

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fire investigators looking into what caused a wildfire that killed four people in far Northern California have taken possession...

Warming trend means California’s lethal fire season not over

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cool weather and light drizzle in some places provided relief for firefighters working to increase containment of numerous wildfires across...

California governor calls for protecting 30% of state land

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters in...

Judge throws out EPA decision on California salt ponds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from allowing the dredging and filling of salt ponds...

Governor asks court to block actions by Trump’s land boss

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The governor of Montana on Monday asked a judge to block three sweeping land use plans that would open most...

Winds intensifying as firefighters battle fire in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winds grew stronger Thursday in California's wine country, threatening to escalate a massive wildfire that has burned for days and...

$215M in BP oil spill money to restore Louisiana marshes

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will get nearly $215 million in BP oil spill money for two projects planned to restore more than...

Judge removes Trump public lands boss for serving unlawfully

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's leading steward of public lands has been serving unlawfully, blocking him...

Judge: Eric Trump must give NY deposition before election

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric has until Oct. 7 to speak to New York investigators probing his family’s business practices,...

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...

Lawyers: Trump son won’t testify in NY probe before election

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric is willing to comply with a subpoena to testify in a New York investigation into...

Lightning storm, easterly wind: How the wildfires got so bad

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern...

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...

The Latest: Biden vows to ‘restore dignity for everyone’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities...

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Journalists have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning in California, due in large part to a...

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire season....

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire...

Latest: 500,000 people in Oregon forced to flee wildfires

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

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...

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...

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...

Laura’s coastal cost assessed with drones, satellite images

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Laura was hardly done ripping across Louisiana before scientists started combing through satellite imagery and drone footage and...

Jackie O’s island getaway sold to land preservation groups

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) —...

Judge says owner of San Francisco Bay Area island broke law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Evacuations lifted near California fires, some go home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

2 lawsuits challenge Trump’s drilling plan in Alaska refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

Montana governor presses to remove Trump’s public lands boss

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Public lands chief hangs on despite nomination getting nixed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Public lands chief hangs on despite nomination getting nixed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

US approves oil, gas leasing plan for Alaska wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —...

Trump to withdraw Pendley’s nomination as public lands chief

SEATTLE (AP) — President...

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)...

Campfires banned on all state and U.S. lands in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) —...

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Portugal placed on wildfire alert as temperatures climb

LISBON, Portugal (AP) —...

Utility’s power lines caused huge 2019 California wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

New Mexico official says no to working with US border agency

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —...

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