Indonesia land-burning fines unpaid years after fires

Enviroment 02/14/19, 20:41

Indonesian plantation companies fined for burning huge areas of land since 2009 have failed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties meant to hold them accountable for actions that took a devastating environmental and human toll.The palm oil ...

Report: Fewer trees died off in California in 2018

U.S. 02/11/19, 17:42

Federal forestry officials say the die-off of trees in California forests slowed in 2018 thanks in part to the state receiving more rain.But the U.S. Forest Service warned Monday that dead trees continue to pose a hazard to people and ...

Photos: Furloughed government worker juggles odd jobs

U.S. 01/24/19, 13:36

Furloughed U.S. Forest Service worker Chris George has never been busier.He scrambles daily to do handywork and small remodeling jobs at homes in the hardscrabble desert town of Hemet, east of Los Angeles. In between, he works for Lyft, spending ...

Report details firefighters’ harrowing work in Paradise

U.S. 12/14/18, 16:39

A report on firefighter injuries in a deadly Northern California wildfire details the harrowing conditions they faced and a few close calls with death. The report released Thursday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp Fire ...

California fire chief: State must adapt to new wildfire norm

U.S. 12/11/18, 14:02

California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday after ...

Catastrophic Northern California fire is finally contained

U.S. 11/25/18, 11:29

A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California is finally containedSteven McKnight, right, and Daniel Hansen saw through large pieces of sheet metal so they can be moved to allow cadaver dogs ...

Rain helps nearly extinguish deadly California wildfire

U.S. 11/23/18, 10:55

Officials in California say rain has helped nearly extinguish the nation's deadliest wildfire in the past century.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday that the fire that's destroyed the town of Paradise is 95 percent contained.FILE - ...

Update: Rain helps fight against deadly California blaze

U.S. 11/22/18, 12:32

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):9:30 a.m.Fire officials say rain is helping the fight against the deadliest blaze in California in the past century.The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Thursday the fire that leveled Paradise ...

Update: Crews make progress with N. California wildfire

U.S. 11/20/18, 11:11

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):9 a.m.Smoke and haze from wildfires hovers over Russian Hill Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Fire officials say firefighters have gained ground against a Northern California wildfire that killed ...

Update: Crews boost containment of California wildfire

U.S. 11/19/18, 10:39

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Volunteer members of an El Dorado County search and rescue team search the ruins of a home, looking for human remains, in Paradise, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, following a Northern California ...

Update: Fire crews in California brace for high winds

U.S. 11/17/18, 12:47

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):9:45 a.m.Firefighters are racing against time to contain the massive Northern California wildfire as they prepare for a high winds that are expected to heighten fire danger.The California Department of Forestry and Fire ...

Update: Rain predicted for North California fire zone

U.S. 11/16/18, 11:12

The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local):8:10 a.m.Volunteer rescue workers search for human remains in the rubble of homes burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Dozens of people died and perhaps several hundred ...

Update: Cool weather aids fight of North California fire

U.S. 11/15/18, 10:49

The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):7:45 a.m.Search and rescue workers rest after looking for bodies of Camp Fire victims at the Holly Hills Mobile Estates on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Thousands of homes were ...

Update: Deadly Northern California fire grows overnight

U.S. 11/10/18, 11:48

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Firefighters work on a controlled burn at a wildfire, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Magalia, Calif. (AP Photo/John Locher) Officials say a deadly blaze that leveled a Northern California town has spread overnight ...

Update: Northern California blaze nears city of 90,000

U.S. 11/09/18, 10:19

The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):Flames consume a Kentucky Fried Chicken as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, ...

Officials: Power lines ignited fatal blaze in California

U.S. 10/09/18, 11:01

Two sagging Pacific Gas & Electric power lines made contact, sparked and ignited a Northern California wildfire last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter, officials said Tuesday.The finding adds to the growing financial liability of PG&E over ...

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