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Car plunges from cliff south of San Francisco

Sep. 30, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — A man was critically injured Friday after his car plunged off a winding, cliffside road south of San Francisco and landed on a beach below, authorities said. California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection officials posted a video of the smashed car at...

Forest service seizes PG&E equipment as part of fire probe

Sep. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal investigators have taken possession of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. utility transmission pole and attached equipment in a criminal probe into what started a Northern California fire that has become the largest in the state this year, the utility said in a regulatory...

Hiroshima bombing recalled in Oregon "peace trees" campaign

Sep. 26, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hideko Tamura Snider was a 10-year-old girl in Hiroshima, Japan, when the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the city on Aug. 6, 1945, during World War II. On Wednesday, she described the horrors of that day as the guest of honor in a ceremony marking...

Helicopter crashes en route to Turkish wildfire; 2 killed

Sep. 21, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A firefighting helicopter crashed Wednesday as it headed to the Turkish port of Marmaris to combat a wildfire, killing two Russian crew members, Turkey's minister of agriculture and forestry said. The minister, Vahit Kirsci, said two Turkish citizens and three...

Oregon high court declines appeal in $1 billion timber suit

Sep. 17, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from 13 counties in a long-running $1 billion lawsuit over timber revenue and what constitutes “the greatest permanent value” when it comes to forest management. The denial ends a six-year legal...

USDA to fund push to store carbon in New England forests

Sep. 15, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a major push to try to store more carbon in New England's forests. The agency said Wednesday that the New England Climate-Smart Forest Partnership Project will include large commercial producers as well as small...

US restarts burns of forest fuel, paused after runaway blaze

Sep. 08, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is resuming its practice of intentionally lighting fires to clear brush and small trees from forested areas nationwide after a three-month hiatus to review the risks of runaway wildfires under increasingly severe climate conditions, the agency...

US Forest Service resumes prescribed burns amid climate risks after 3-month hiatus, strategic review

Sep. 08, 2022 16:07 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — US Forest Service resumes prescribed burns amid climate risks after 3-month hiatus, strategic review.

3 rescued dolphins swim free from Indonesia sanctuary

Sep. 05, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Three bottlenose dolphins were released into the open sea in Indonesia Saturday after years of being confined for the amusement of tourists who would touch and swim with them. As red and white Indonesian flags fluttered, underwater gates opened off the island of Bali...

West Virginia crew responds to wildfires in western US

Sep. 02, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Division of Forestry crew has returned to the state after about three weeks helping contain fires in northern California. The agency said the crew included 11 division employees and nine trained for wildfire suppression. They left Aug. 11...