Tag: Land management

Interior secretary visits new public lands HQ in Colorado

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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is paying her first visit Friday to the new Colorado headquarters of her department's Bureau of Land Management after its...

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

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BLY, Ore. — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work...

EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia’s ‘unprecedented’ fires?

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MOSCOW — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke. ...

Kenyan president condemns murder of conservationist

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the killing of conservationist Joannah Stutchbury, who was shot by unknown assailants Thursday. ...

Retired investigator: Biden nominee stonewalled 1989 probe

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BILLINGS, Mont. — President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee U.S. lands in the Western states stonewalled a 1989 investigation into the sabotage of an...

Cyprus forest fire that killed 4 now under control

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — A deadly brush fire that claimed four lives and has been described as the most destructive blaze in Cyprus' 61-year history...

First African American named to lead US Forest Service

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WASHINGTON — Veteran forester Randy Moore has been named chief of the U.S. Forest Service, the first African American to lead the agency in...

Senate OKs bill to certify farm practices limiting emissions

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The U.S. Senate has approved a measure intended to encourage greater use of farming and forestry practices that prevent greenhouse gas emissions and remove...

US seeks ways to recruit, retain wildland firefighters

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BOISE, Idaho — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire...

Amid clamor to increase prescribed burns, obstacles await

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SALEM, Ore. — In the 1950s, when University of California forestry professor Harold Biswell experimented with prescribed burns in the state's pine forests, many...