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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Forest Service orders Colorado train to stop fire mitigation 3.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado.
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Wildland Firefighters Are Risking Their Mental Health 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. An hour or so before dawn in late July 2015, just south of the California-Oregon border, Danny Brown turned off the highway into the Modoc National Forest and headed toward a menacing glow of flames to the […]
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This popular waterfall hike joins the list of Colorado trails being loved to death 2.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
One day in May, more than 900 cars parked along the road near the trailhead, which only has to small parking lots.
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Strong winds and low humidity will bring critical wildfire danger to much of the West 28.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Red flag fire warnings are up for the Sacramento Valley and southeastern California

East Canyon Fire west of Durango burns nearly 3,000 acres, is 79% contained 22.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A nearly 3,000-acre wildfire west of Durango was about 79% contained Monday as fire crews continued to fight the blaze.
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Op-Ed: Don't just cheer wildland firefighters as heroes. Give them affordable healthcare 20.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Wildland firefighters are facing a dangerous fire season and exposure to COVID-19. They deserve affordable year-round health insurance.

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East Canyon Fire near Durango remains stable at 2,800 acres 19.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
East Canyon Fire near Durango has burned 2,860 acres and is 17% contained, the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team said in a news release. 
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Ditch campgrounds. Here’s your basic guide to dispersed camping in Colorado. 18.6.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
Thinking about dispersed camping in Colorado? Here are the basic rules to follow, resources available and where to pitch a tent.
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Denver weather: Cooler today with showers, storms expected 18.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver metro area will cool off a little today and tomorrow before warming back up for the weekend.
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Hot shot crews keep East Canyon fire west of Durango from growing 18.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The East Canyon fire, burning in bone dry country west of Durango, stayed largely stable Wednesday as firefighters pegged the blaze at 2,568 acres and 5% containment.
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What you need to know before your first post-quarantine camping trip 17.6.2020 LA Times: Health

The may be the Summer of Camping, but new rules remind us that it's not immune to the pandemic.

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East Canyon Fire grows to 2,700 acres; officials warn of increased spread Tuesday 17.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The East Canyon Fire outside Durango has grown to more than 2,700 acres, and fire officials fear the flames could spread with gusty winds expected on Tuesday.
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Wildfire west of Durango grows to 1,200 acres; U.S. 160 east of Mancos closes 16.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A major thoroughfare through southwest Colorado — U.S. 160 — was closed Monday afternoon between Mancos and Hesperus due to the East Canyon fire, which grew to approximately 1,200 acres overnight Sunday.
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In a pear orchard, reminders of Japanese Americans imprisoned at Manzanar 15.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Living reminders of Japanese American internment at Manzanar face new threats from coronavirus.

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Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? 8.6.2020 WRI Stories
Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by CIFOR/flickr The world lost 3.8 million hectares (9.3 million acres) of tropical primary forests last year – an area nearly the size of Switzerland constituting some of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet for climate stability and biodiversity conservation. According to the latest data on Global Forest Watch, the area of forest loss in 2019, both overall and in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Colorado keeping tabs on underground coal mine fires 7.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
South Canyon near Glenwood Springs is a place you’d go to check out new mountain biking trails, or go on a hike.
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Wildfire in Poudre Canyon burns about 16 acres, is 55% contained 6.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A wildfire in the Poudre Canyon burned about 16 acres on Friday off of Colorado 14 south of the Mishawaka Amphitheater.
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9-year-old boy dies in Park Forest house fire 6.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A 9-year-old boy died Friday from injuries suffered in a house fire in Park Forest, according to the fire department.
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We Lost a Football Pitch of Primary Rainforest Every 6 Seconds in 2019 2.6.2020 WRI Stories
We Lost a Football Pitch of Primary Rainforest Every 6 Seconds in 2019 Comments|Add Comment|PrintLarge logs sit on a truck bed in a forest concession in Ghana. Photo by Maite Knorr-Evans/WRI What is tree cover loss? Tree cover loss is not the same as deforestation. “Tree cover” can refer to trees in plantations as well as natural forests, and “tree cover loss” is the removal of tree canopy due to human or natural causes, including fire. The data presented here do not take tree restoration or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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