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Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

Sep. 19, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained. The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex of twin fires that erupted in July. The fires north of San Francisco killed a firefighter, destroyed...

Florida gov hopeful in Everglades airboat, talks environment

Sep. 12, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

THE EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis toured a section of the Everglades by airboat with a famed alligator wrestler Wednesday, seeking to broaden his voter appeal while vowing to combat the state's top environmental woes. Former state wildlife commissioner,...

AP Explains: Driven by climate change, fire reshapes US West

Sep. 3, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that are not fully contained. Whether sparked by lightning or humans, fire has long been...

After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

Aug. 15, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. With each pass, he smooths and tamps down the soil to remake a dirt road that fire crews tore apart days earlier to stop flames that would become part of the largest wildfire on...

Military respond as rising seas threaten installations

Aug. 5, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Military leaders in South Carolina are preparing for rising sea levels while partisans dispute whether it's the effect of global warming. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Marine Corps training grounds on Parris Island need a sea wall, roads near Charleston's Coast...