Land management

Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Sale, center-right, is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center-left, upon the Eritrean delegation's arrival at the airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The delegation of top officials from Eritrea arrived Tuesday for the first peace talks in 20 years and were welcomed at the airport by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, signifying the importance of their visit. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
June 28, 2018 - 10:44 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will meet "soon" amid a surprising diplomatic thaw between the rival nations, Ethiopia's top diplomat said Thursday, as an end to one of Africa's longest-running conflicts appeared to move closer. The meeting will "create a fertile...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018 shows Faron Bryant looking over his property after wildfires swept through his neighborhood on Ridge Road in Eastpoint, Fla. Bryant's home only lost its siding, but his workshop, a truck and boat were destroyed. Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture commissioner, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that a controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
June 27, 2018 - 11:25 pm
EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have suspended the practice of controlled burns statewide while they investigate how the forest management tool managed to destroy 36 homes in north Florida. The fire occurred Sunday in the coastal community of Eastpoint near the historic town of...
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In this Saturday, June 14, 2018 photo, markers outline a plot of land belonging to Greek Cypriot Nicholas Skourides near to the home of a Turkish Cypriot, in the village of Kozankoy, or Lapithos, in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of ethnically divided Cyprus. Skourides is the first Greek Cypriot on ethnically divided Cyprus to start building a home in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north after a very rare decision by authorities there to allow him to reclaim the land he and his family fled 44 years ago. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 27, 2018 - 9:57 am
KOZANKOY, Cyprus (AP) — Perched halfway up a cragged mountain range, limestone outcrops frame the small village of mostly single-story homes where Nicholas Skourides was born, and where he says he simply wants to live out the rest of his days. Skourides is the first Greek Cypriot on ethnically...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018 shows Faron Bryant looking over his property after wildfires swept through his neighborhood on Ridge Road in Eastpoint, Fla. Bryant's home only lost its siding, but his workshop, a truck and boat were destroyed. Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture commissioner, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that a controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
June 27, 2018 - 9:55 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres (320 hectares) and officials have suspended the practice statewide, Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture said Wednesday. Adam Putnam said an investigation by...
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Homes on Wolf Creek Road in Spring Valley, Calif., were destroyed in the Pawnee Fire in Lake County as residents were forced to evacuate and the fire continued to burn out of control on Monday, June 25, 2018. Thousands were forced to flee their homes Monday as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires this summer. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 6:57 pm
SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Northern California that forced about 1,500 people to flee their homes grew overnight and was heading toward a sparsely populated area in a region hit hard by wildfires in recent years, authorities said Tuesday. The fire in Lake County north of San...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2010, file photo, the East Fork of the Jemez River cuts through Valles Caldera National Preserve, in N.M. Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as the Santa Fe National Forest that borders Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development.(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
June 15, 2018 - 3:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development. The decision by the Santa Fe National Forest follows...
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June 13, 2018 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs. That sidesteps a fight for now but sets up a clash with House Republicans intent on beefing up work requirements for food stamps. The legislation, approved by a bipartisan 20-1 vote,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017 file photo, a firefighter carries a water hose to put out a fire burning along the Highway 29 near Calistoga, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 09, 2018 - 1:33 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dozen wildfires that burned thousands of homes in California's wine country and killed at least 15 people last October were started by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines and utility poles, state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, flames from a wildfire consume a home, near Napa, Calif. Downed power lines caused a dozen Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday, June 8, 2018. The wildfires were part of a series that were the deadliest in California history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
June 08, 2018 - 9:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Power lines owned by San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. are to blame for a dozen wildfires in Northern California's wine country last fall, including two that killed 15 people combined, the state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Friday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, a wild orangutan climbs a tree in Sungai Mangkutub, Central Borneo, Indonesia. Environmentalists said Tuesday, June 5, 2018, a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Environmentalists say a tropical forest that's home to critically endangered orangutans on Borneo island is being logged more than a year after Indonesia's forestry and environment ministry ordered a halt to the forest's exploitation. Greenpeace said Tuesday its...
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