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Stories related to: forest fires

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Environment

Scientists Say Mega-Fires Burning In California

September 15, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Scientists are calling some of the recent wildfires in California the year’s first mega-fires.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

USDA: Forest Health Can Improve Water Supply

May 18, 2015 | Amy Quinton

A top USDA official recommends forest thinning and controlled burns to prevent catastrophic wildfires. He says those tools could also help provide water.

Bob Kingman / Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Environment

California Water At Risk From Abandoned Sierra Nevada Mines

December 8, 2014 | Ed Joyce

Pollution from abandoned mines in the Sierra Nevada could threaten California's primary water supply.

Photo / Curtis Jerome Haynes

US Forest Service & Environmentalists Settle Lawsuit

October 23, 2014 | Amy Quinton

A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.

Tahoe Fire District Needs More Funding To Combat Serious Fire Season

March 19, 2014 | Ky Plaskon

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has reduced staff dedicated to wildfire prevention.

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