| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Virginia's 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15 – the start of spring fire season in the state, according to a news release. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:27 PM
FORSYTH, Mo. -- A convicted bank robber is charged with killing a woman from Hollister 10 years ago. The Taney County prosecuting attorney charged Phillip Dodd, 40, with first-degree murder on Thursday.
Dodd is charged with killing Becky Sutton on...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:23 AM
WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now."
They check their ammunition and assault...
| Dec 28, 2012
We have to think more creatively about how we protect both trees and power lines ("A bid to trim power outages," Dec. 23). As Jamie Smith Hopkins' article noted, we can no more be asked to choose between trees or power than we can be asked to choose...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 1:14 PM
With across-the-board federal spending cuts constricting an already tight budget, officials in charge of restoring thousands of acres in the Angeles National Forest left damaged by the 2009 Station fire are turning to nonprofits for help.
Although the U....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:43 AM
With the beginning of spring comes the beginning of great gardening and home events, including these for Saturday, March 23:
Walk in the Forest
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at the Virginia Department of Forestry's New Kent Forestry Center...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:12 PM
The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood has now covered 100 acres, but firefighters have been able to make some headway as the fireline moves southeast away from the town.
The Sharp fire had already doubled in size to 60 acres...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%.
Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Steve Parker grew up camping and climbing trees in the woods of North Carolina.
Over the years he's kept that love of the environment. Outside of his job as Howard County's Bureau of Highways superintendent of operations, Parker, 63, is a member of...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:06 PM
The Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to move ahead with an ordinance that would create a 300-foot "buffer zone" to keep pickets away from a targeted individual's home.
The 6-0 decision followed a recent night-time demonstration during which...