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A plane drops fire retardant on homes in the area of Basalt, Colo., Wednesday, July 4, 2018, during the Lake Christine Fire. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 1:36 am
DENVER (AP) — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region. The National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday...
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Smoke rises from the Spring Fire as it burns Tuesday, July 3, 2018, near Fort Garland, Colo. The growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders Tuesday and derailed holiday plans. (Keith R. Cerny/Valley Courier via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 10:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders Tuesday and derailed holiday plans. Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, about...
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FILE - This April 29, 2017 file photo shows the site where 19 firefighters, known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, died while fighting one of the deadliest wildfires in the state, at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park in Yarnell, Ariz. Saturday, June 30, 2018 marks five years since the firefighters died, overrun by flames in a brush-choked canyon. The loss of nearly the entire Granite Mountain Hotshot crew reverberated across the country. (AP Photo/Paul Davenport, File)
June 30, 2018 - 10:10 pm
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Nineteen firefighters who died five years ago when they were overrun by a wildfire in a brush-choked canyon in Arizona were honored Saturday at a memorial service. The event in Prescott featured bell tolls and the reading of the names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died...
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FILE - This Nov, 16, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Jaguar photographed by a motion-detection cameras in the Dos Cabezas Mountains in southern Arizona. A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died. Tucson-based Northern Jaguar Project obtained a photo of a jaguar pelt and provided it to the Arizona Daily Star, the newspaper reported. (Bureau of Land Management/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
June 22, 2018 - 7:05 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A nonprofit devoted to protecting jaguars believes one that was spotted in Arizona mountains in recent years has since died. Tucson-based Northern Jaguar Project obtained a photo of a jaguar pelt and provided it to the Arizona Daily Star, the newspaper reported . "We're very...
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In this photo provided by the Montana Army National Guard, middle school students attending a Bible camp at the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible along the Rocky Mountain Front are guided onto a Chinook helicopter Thursday, June 21, 2018. The campers were flown to Great Falls after flooding earlier this week washed out the road to the camp. (Montana Army National Guard via AP)
June 22, 2018 - 9:54 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Helicopters have rescued people stranded by flooding in Texas and Montana, including 140 children and counselors stuck in a mountain bible camp for two days. Campers were lifted out Thursday after a washed-out road cut off the only exit. Montana was just drying out from spring...
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Joanna Pokipala, left, her son Kala Pokipala, center, and Vivian Wong, right, gather with telescope protesters outside the Hawaii Supreme Court building in Honolulu on Thursday, June 22, 2018. Justices are considering an appeal to a decision granting a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain. Protesters say the project will desecrate land that's sacred to Native Hawaiians. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
June 21, 2018 - 10:06 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain's Canary Islands that's less desirable to...
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FILE - This June 20, 2014 file photo taken by an automatic trail camera provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows an adult female grizzly bear in the Cabinet Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains, located in northwestern Montana. A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear on May 17, 2018, said Thursday, June 21, that her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her mind about her career path. Amber Kornak, 28, was conducting research for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service alone in the Cabinet Mountains when the attack happened on May 17. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
June 21, 2018 - 7:29 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear researcher who was attacked by a grizzly bear last month said Thursday that her recovery has been slow, but the encounter has done nothing to change her mind about her career path. Amber Kornak, 28, was conducting research for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
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This June 11, 2018 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a mountain lion kitten identified as P-68. This is one of four new mountain lion kittens found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains. They’re the first litter of kittens found in the Simi Hills, a small area of habitat between the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountains ranges just north of Los Angeles. (National Park Service via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 2:14 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, wildlife officials announced in video posts Tuesday showing the blue-eyed babies meowing and one feisty one hissing and even...
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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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Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Natural Resources Minister James Carr speak at the National Press Theatre during a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's federal government said Tuesday it is buying a controversial pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast to ensure it gets built. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government plans to spend $4.5 billion Canadian (US$3.4 billion) to purchase Kinder Morgan's Trans...
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