Tag Archives: Environmental Health

Shawnee Forest Sees Burning of 10,000 Acres

Prescribed burn to maintain vegetation     CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service for the first time in recent history oversaw the burning of more than 10,000 acres this year in southern Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest. Fire management ...

Read More »

Clearing Forests: No Simple Solution to California Wildfires

State must step up its use of forest management     By STEVE SCHOONOVER Chico Enterprise-Record CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state’s best tools ...

Read More »

California Wildfires: Seeking Solutions to a Wicked Problem

1 in 12 homes are at high risk     By LAUREN GUSTUS The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — More than 2.7 million Californians live in areas that are at very high risk for wildfires, according to our analysis ...

Read More »

Environmental Regulations Complicate California’s Forest Management

State must step up use of prescribed burns     By STEVE SCHOONOVER Chico Enterprise-Record CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state’s best tools toward ...

Read More »

Judge Takes Oversight of California Utility’s Wildfire Prevention Plan

PG&E barred from paying dividends as part or prevention plan     By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric’s tree-trimming this year and barred the ...

Read More »

Wet Arizona Weather Could Lead to More Wildfires

Heavy rains lead to a bumper crop of fuels     PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona fire officials and Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that the sixth wettest winter on record in Phoenix and heavy snow in the high country don’t ...

Read More »

Vermont Plans Green Mountain National Forest Fires

Burns will treat 200 to 600 acres     RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain National Forest plans to use prescribed fires in the coming weeks to treat about 200 to 600 acres of the forest. Officials say the fires ...

Read More »

PG&E Objects to Judge’s Proposals to Prevent Wildfires

Utility pushed back at vegetation management     By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pushed back Friday on a U.S. judge’s revised proposals to prevent the utility’s equipment from causing more wildfires, ...

Read More »

California to Waive Environmental Rules for Fire Season Prep

Order will apply only to 35 projects covering nearly 141 square miles     By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, ...

Read More »

Wildfire Management Project Set for East Tennessee

Project will encompass 1 million acres     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal conservation officials say a watershed restoration and forestry management project is planned in a large section of east Tennessee. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says in a ...

Read More »