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Tennessee forestry chief lauds firefighters in wildfires

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Although Tennessee’s top forestry official says he regrets the loss of lives and property from last year’s wildfires, he argues that firefighters did as much as they could to contain the blaze. Continue reading

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Gunfire-sparked wildfire near Yosemite shrouded in mystery

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Investigators are refusing to say how they know gunshots sparked a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes near Yosemite National Park. Continue reading

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Arizona man stranded in desert for 3 days with only water and beer

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An Arizona man wanted to go on an adventure and visit a new town up north, but he ended up getting lost and stuck in the desert for just about 72 hours. Continue reading

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Gunfire caused destructive blaze near California’s Yosemite

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Fire investigators say gunfire caused a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed 131 structures, including 63 homes, last month. Continue reading

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The Latest: Rural community sees “complete devastation”

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The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Continue reading

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The Latest: California wildfire moving away from Yosemite

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Continue reading

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California blaze destroys 8 structures near Yosemite

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As wildfires rage throughout the western U.S., one California blaze in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park destroyed eight structures and forced thousands of nearby residents to flee their homes. Continue reading

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The Latest: New wildfire brings destruction outside San Jose

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The Latest on wildfires across the U.S. West and Canada (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Continue reading

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Latest: 37 structures burned in Northern California wildfire

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The Latest on wildfires across the U.S. West (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Continue reading

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The Latest: Wildfire sends kids at California camp fleeing

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The Latest on wildfires and blistering heat in California (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Continue reading

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The Latest: Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

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The Latest on a major wildfire burning in Utah and others burning across the U.S. West. Continue reading

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Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

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An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. is making the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said. Continue reading

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The Latest: Federal funds to help fight fire in New Mexico

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The Latest on a wildfire burning in northern New Mexico (all times local): 10:51 a.m. Continue reading

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Flames rip through Arizona, topping US in wildfires

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Nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy Arizona on Monday, drawing crews from across the Western United States to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation. Continue reading

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Massive field of recoverable oil, natural gas uncovered in Texas

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The U.S. Geological Survey has determined that a vast shale field in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the agency has ever assessed. Continue reading

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Company building Dakota Access pipeline asks court to end delays as protests erupt

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The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is urging a federal court to speed up approval of its plan to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir, arguing Tuesday that further delays could add millions of dollars each month to the cost. Continue reading

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Police deploy pepper spray in clashes with pipeline protesters

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Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting several dozen with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline’s developer. Continue reading

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Families reach $60 million in Washington landslide settlements

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Survivors and family members of people killed in the nation’s deadliest landslide have reached $60 million in settlements with the state of Washington and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse. Continue reading

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Woman banned from national parks during 2-year probation for defacing rock formations

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A San Diego woman who pleaded guilty to defacing several treasured national rock formations at national parks across the west and was sentenced to two years of probation was also banned from all national parks and federal lands during her probation. Continue reading

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Young bear found near California highway with gallbladder, paws missing

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Authorities in California said Thursday that a young bear killed by a vehicle was found by highway workers to have been mutilated, possibly so parts of the animal could be sold. Continue reading

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Crowds gather to gawk at rotting whale carcass washed up on Calif. beach

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The massive, reeking carcass of a 40-foot gray whale rotted Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot, luring dozens of gawkers while authorities decided whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into pieces and load them on trucks. Continue reading

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Drones could soon drop flavored plague vaccine for prairie dogs

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Drones might soon be dropping peanut butter-flavored treats laced with vaccine across some Montana prairie dog colonies under a plan to inoculate the rodents against the plague. Continue reading

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