CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A forest fire in northern New Hampshire is down to a little over 100 acres and rain on Monday helped firefighters' efforts, forest officials said.
The Bemis Fire is in Crawford Notch State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, and on private land.
BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters in New Hampshire are battling a large forest fire that's burned hundreds of acres in the White Mountains this weekend.
The U.S. Forest Service said federal, state and local personnel responded to a fire on state land in Crawford Notch State Park at around 11 a.m.
LOS ALAMOS N.M. (AP) — Public schools were closed and evacuation bags packed this week as a stubborn wildfire crept within a few miles of the city of Los Alamos and its companion U.S. national security lab — where assessing apocalyptic threats is a specialty and wildland fire is a beguiling equation.
GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — Fire crews have improved containment lines in a 48-acre brush fire in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, forest officials said Friday.
The fire is west of the Leadmine State Forest in steep, mountainous terrain and burned across part of the Appalachian Trail, which remained closed from the Lead Mine State Forest boundary to the junction of the Centennial and Mahoosuc trails, the U.S.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Hudbay Minerals Inc. says it may appeal a court ruling against its planned use of forest land to store waste rock from a proposed new copper mine but that it also will continue planning for a nearby related project that would include using private land.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has put a grate over an abandoned pit mine shaft in North Carolina that had posed a hazard on a popular biking trail.
Nicknamed the “sinkhole,” the 30-foot-(9 meters) deep mine shaft is on the Holly Springs Trail in Pisgah National Forest, the forest service said on its Facebook page.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a judge's ruling overturning a federal agency's approval of Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc.'s plan for a new open-pit copper mine in southeastern Arizona.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon rescue workers are searching for survivors after a small passenger plane carrying 11 people crashed in a forest in the central part of the West African country, the ministry of transport said Thursday.
SHELBURNE, N.H. (AP) — Crews on Tuesday were battling an estimated 45-acre brush fire in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest and said it might have been caused by a person who started the fire for warmth or cooking.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian environmental and Indigenous organizations, together with some companies, are urging the United States to come through with promised funding for forest protection and deal directly with people who live in the forest, have protected it and, they say, “are directly affected by the escalating deforestation.”
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in northeastern Thailand have arrested a forest-dwelling self-proclaimed holy man whose followers allegedly worshipped corpses and consumed bodily fluids as a cure for sickness, officials said Monday.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The skeletal remains of a 37-year-old woman missing since December have been discovered in California's Sierra National Forest, authorities said.
Crews launched a new search on May 2 after Samantha Tomlinson's Honda Civic was found near Shaver Lake along the western slopes of the Sierra, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It was dusk on April 14 when Francisco Kuruaya heard a boat approaching along the river near his village in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. He assumed it was the regular delivery boat bringing gasoline for generators and outboard motors to remote settlements like his.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation detected in the Brazilian Amazon broke all records for the month of April, and that followed similar new records set in January and February, reflecting a worrisome uptick in destruction in a state deep within the rainforest.
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African nations are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique becoming the latest addition to the growing list of countries with large scale mangrove initiatives.
LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in New Mexico took advantage of diminished winds Thursday to build more fire lines and clear combustible brush near homes close to the fringes of the largest wildfire burning in the U.S.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — With above-normal wildfire conditions present across much of Arizona, restrictions on campfires and other fire sources took effect Thursday in most of national forests in the state.
MONTREAL (AP) _ Resolute Forest Products Inc. (RFP) on Thursday reported net income of $210 million in its first quarter.
The Montreal-based company said it had net income of $2.68 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.26 per share.
GASQUET, Calif. (AP) — A truck that crashed on a remote highway spilled 2,000 gallons of hot asphalt binder in a Northern California forest last week and the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities said.
PISGAH FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina has reopened to traffic as firefighters have made progress controlling a fire in the Pisgah National Forest, authorities said on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A baby tree kangaroo that's just poking its nose out of its mother's pouch is the first of its species born at the Bronx Zoo since 2008, zoo officials announced Friday.
The birth of the Matschie’s tree kangaroo joey “is an exciting birth for the Bronx Zoo and a unique opportunity for people to observe one of nature’s most intriguing evolutionary adaptations,” zoo director Jim Breheny said in a news release.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is closed because of a wildfire in the Pisgah National Forest, officials said on Thursday.
The U.S. Forest Service said firefighters are working to contain the Barnett Branch Fire in the Pisgah Ranger District.
OWERRI, Nigeria (AP) — Mourners were nowhere to be seen as gravediggers in Nigeria’s southeast town of Ohaji-Egbema used shovels to place the unidentifiable charred remains of dozens who died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery into three mass graves.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a $1.1 billion verdict against the state over its forest management practices, the latest development in a decades-long dispute over the best use of vast tracts of forestland that cover much of the state's rural areas.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Collecting piñon nuts has been tradition for Native American and Hispanic families in the Southwestern U.S. for generations.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court on Monday upheld the suspension of an environmental license for what would be the largest open-pit gold mine in the nation's Amazon rainforest, dealing a blow to the Canada-based company behind the project.
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A woman stranded for six days in a broken-down car in a remote Northern California forest survived by rationing yogurt and eating snow, authorities said.
The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page detailed the ordeal of 52-year-old Sheena Gullett, a resident of Little Valley.
QUILCENE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who accidentally dropped her cellphone into the hole of an outhouse in a national forest and fell in while trying to retrieve it had to be rescued by firefighters in Washington state.
SEATTLE (AP) — With a backdrop of flowering trees, it was a setting fit for the signing of major environmental legislation. Even Seattle’s notorious clouds parted as President Joe Biden stepped up to speak Friday.
Sunday, April 17
On this date in 1911, Sarah Bernhardt performed at the Tucson Opera House.
On this date in 1894, the business district of Jerome, then the largest mining camp in Arizona, was completely destroyed by fire.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A clash over mining in the Amazon region between two Yanomami Indigenous groups has left two people dead and five injured, according to the president of the local health council.
LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — Nearly 6,400 acres of forest and water resources just north of Squam Lake in central New Hampshire are now protected and will be managed as a working forest while ensuring public recreational access, the Conservation Fund and the state Division of Forests and Lands said Monday.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state has launched a new program to save 10,000 acres of forest land as a carbon reserve.
The Seattle Times reports the state intends to lease the trees as carbon credits to emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Landowners in eight West Virginia counties can apply for the state Division of Forestry's Forest Stewardship Program.
The program helps with forest management and offers financial aid to eligible applicants.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups are renewing efforts to stop exploratory drilling by a Canadian mining company hoping to build a gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park.
The Idaho Conservation League and Greater Yellowstone Coalition, in documents filed in federal court last month against the U.S.
OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — A 21-year-old Chicago-area woman has been fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire with police who initially were called to take her to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest has reopened a campground that was damaged by severe flooding in 2019, officials said.
The fully renovated Bee Rock Campground in London opened to the public Friday, the Forest Service said in a statement.
DENVER (AP) — The Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes plans to return to Colorado this summer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The weeks-long confab that draws tens of thousands of hippie campers to public lands announced this week that the national gathering of possibly 30,000 would be returning to Colorado.
ARROWSIC, Maine (AP) — New research shows ticks that can transmit Lyme disease have been increasing in abundance in a forest in the state's mid-coast region over the last three decades, according to researchers with a Maine university and hospital.
AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday afternoon after a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department helicopter crashed in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa, the LA County Fire Department said.
Fire crews in Central Texas struggled Friday to contain massive, windswept wildfires that burned homes, destroyed a church and left a sheriff's deputy dead.
Strengthened by drought conditions, the fires merged to form what officials call a “complex” that was burning near Eastland, about 120 miles (195 kilometers) west of Dallas.
GRAFTON TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — Conservation organizations in Maine said they have preserved more than 20,000 acres in the western part of the state.
The Forest Society of Maine said it now holds a conservation easement on 15,000 acres of forests, and Northeast Wilderness Trust now owns 6,000 acres of watershed and high elevation habitat.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Gladie Visitor Center at Red River Gorge will reopen with a new operator this month after being closed for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
FIND Outdoors, a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina, will manage the center when it reopens on March 30, the U.S.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for burglarizing user fee collections sites on the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona.
Federal prosecutors said 51-year-old Brian Lisanti pleaded guilty to destroying government property by breaking the lock on a fee envelope collection tube on the Coronado National Forest near Safford.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is looking for proposals of working farmlands and forests to preserve through its conservation grant program.
Maine uses the Land for Maine's Future Program to conserve land around the state.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new program in North Carolina is placing a “bounty” on invasive Bradford pear trees as they spread through forests in the state.
The initiative is set to start with an April 23 event in Greensboro and could expand to more locations in the fall, according to North Carolina State University’s website.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Sequoia National Park on Friday fully reopened the Giant Forest area that was threatened by a huge wildfire last year.
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the port city of Mariupol on Thursday, while satellite photos appeared to show that a massive convoy that had been mired outside the Ukrainian capital split up and fanned out into towns and forests near Kyiv, with artillery pieces moved into firing positions.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas police officer was indicted Thursday on a murder count in the fatal shooting last year of a murder suspect.
The Tarrant County grand jury indicted Forest Hill police Officer Logan Barr, 24, on Thursday for the fatal June 9 shooting of knife-wielding Michael Lee Ross Jr.